The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? Few films probe taboo subjects at all, never mind one as compelling as the evil nature of a child. A confrontational nightmare of a film, We Need to Talk About Kevin is equal parts horror, family drama, and psychological case study. Of course, the subject matter would need to be this profound to interest Lynne Ramsay, the exceptional Scottish director who essentially took a 10-year hiatus after winning acclaim for Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar...Read Full Story
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“Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, which will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow in the In Competition section. The film was produced by Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture...Read Full Story
Director Lynne Ramsay’s last film was 2002’s Morvern Callar and involved a woman’s psychological struggle with her life. Her new film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is an equally troubling portrait of a mother struggling with a hateful child and a husband who refuses to see the light.
Eva and Franklin (Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly) are a happy young couple in New York City with thriving careers and a cozy apartment. This is soon upended when they welcome a baby boy named Kevin. As an infant...Read Full Story
I saw this movie several weeks ago but I can’t seem to get it out of my head. It just had that kind of an effect on me.
Based on Lionel Shriver’s acclaimed 2003 novel (which I have not read), We Need to Talk About Kevin follows a grieving mother (Tilda Swinton) as she tries to come to terms with a horrific atrocity committed by her teenage son, Kevin (Ezra Miller).
I had some idea about the premise but I had no idea how or why things turned out the way they did, which still enabled the film...Read Full Story
'We Need To Talk About Kevin' (11) (R) (4 STARS) (Highest Rating) Writers: Rory Stewart Kinnear and Lynne Ramsay Based on a novel by Lionel Shriver Director: Lynne RamsayStarring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rocky DuerWhen a child does something unspeakable and cruel should we blame the parent? When should a parent be strict with their child and when should they be understanding and loving? Can a child just be so evil and helpless that even any type of parent...Read Full Story
This is the movie review zine for 'We Need to Talk About Kevin,' the 2011 film directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller.