The Babadook ★★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

Fresh and original, but not a lot to review. It's atmospheric and largely open to interpretation, which is all the more reason to watch it.

There are parallels in the movie that cover grief and what I can assume is addiction. Something that has to be dealt with, but will never go away. The horror figure seems to be only a manifestation of that grief and/or addiction. Learning to deal with it instead of kill it is what keeps it at bay.

In the end, it parallels how those of us who have suffered through immense grief or addiction eventually learn how to keep the monster "locked in the basement". Addiction is something that never goes away, but through the metaphor of The Babadook, we realize it can be locked away and dealt with on a day to day basis.

My only question: Why didn't anyone call John Wick?

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