Review: Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Is Bleak, But Haunting | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | indieWIRE
We'd hesitate to call "We Need to Talk About Kevin" a thriller, but there are moments where we sat riveted and fretful with the slow-wound tension of the moment. We'd hesitate to call it a drama, but it had moments of truth -- as big as agony, as small as a nod of the head -- that clutched at our heart. We'd hesitate to call the film a tragedy, even with classic themes and images nestled among the station wagons and tile hospital corridors, and as Swinton scrubs and scrapes at red paint like Lady Macbeth. We can call "We Need to Talk About Kevin" fascinating, and chilling, and a welcome return for a director who shouldn't have had to be away for as long as she was; Ramsay's look at guilt, loss and shame is the kind of hard, unflinching stuff that gives off sparks of insight and truth each time it strikes hard at your brain and heart. [A]
Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" | The Cinefamily
Adgy, did you know this was playing at Cinefamily? Also, I drove by the Sunset Laemmle last night and the sign said they closed down. Sad. I really liked that little dive.
Looks pretty ****ed up. It should be good!
Finally watched this. Tilda Swinton and Jasper Newell were superb on the young Kevin scenes. John C. Reilly was just out of place in this.