March 1, 2012

Days of Kevin


The Lynne Ramsay style may be Malickian but the psychology of We Need to Talk About Kevin -- some people are simply born evil -- is pure horror movie, or "a horror flick with pretensions" as one local reviewer sneeringly puts it, and whether or not this internet-sourced poster is official, it's a smart way to market it. (Also, isn't calling something "pretentious" on a par with complaining that a story isn't "realistic"? Some other "horror flicks with pretensions": Repulsion, Possession, Don't Look Now, Antichrist ... )