by Roman Polanski, 2011

Not a very fun movie, starts bizarrely and the meetup hardly holds water. The characters blow stuff out of proportion and still refuse to part, even as they stop talking about their kids anyway. And - if someone came to my house and is being offensive - well, one does not simply walk into Mordor...

i give: 6.5

comment? published: 108 months ago. tags: 2011, drama, jodie-foster, kate-winslet, roman-polanski

We Need to Talk About Kevin

by Lynne Ramsay, 2011

An astonishingly chilling movie, made me feel unsafe on my theater seat, even without any graphical violence. I've been fascinated with the phenomenon of psychopathy for quite some time now, I guess our society is riddled with those who live normal lives and go unnoticed. This movie is kind of a chronicle about one's life, and his - ahem... complicated - relationship with his mother. A masterful performance by Swinton.

Also, if you do watch it, take special attention to Kevin's social criticism.
i give: 9
comment? published: 109 months ago. tags: 2011, chronicle, lynne-ramsay, psychopathy, tilda-swinton

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