We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin ★★★★½

I'm surprised how much I love this film. Well, I guess I shouldn't since Lynne Ramsay is one of the most interesting, compelling filmmakers working today. The subject matter of the film, about the mother of a teenaged boy who go on a mass killing spree in his school, kept me away from it in a long while. The film, beautifully shot by Seamus McGarvey, is far less sensationalistic than its apparente subject matter suggests. It's introspective, haunting and lyrical but also filled with tension and horror(thanks to the non-linear structure). Great performances by Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller (one of the best young actors out there today).