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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    We need to talk about this film. I do not know how anyone could ever be prepared for this powerful movie. What we have is a trifecta of Director Lynne Ramsay, Actress Tilda Swinton, and Actor John C. Riley. Bam.
    Ms. Ramsay allows us to look at mental illness, personality disorders, and mass killings. Her direction is never forced and she portrays the story with what is happening presently and memory flashbacks of a mother who is trying to figure…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was my first introduction to Lynne Ramsay and wow. It led me to watch more of her stuff as a director.
    An ex FBI agent / Vietnam vet make his living by rescuing kidnapped children and he will use any violent means necessary.
    The film is minimalistic in dialogue and is very methodical. It has utterly fantastic imagery. It is violent but most of the violence is seen after the fact in a very unnerving manner which I loved…

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  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★★

    Panic Room is a taut thriller under the reins of David Fincher.
    It has Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, Forrest Whittaker, and Dwight Yokum. Each delivered in what they were supposed to do.
    It showed off modern technology and the benefits of a Safe/Panic room. On the bad guy side we had greed and how far are we willing to go moments.
    For once police officers were shown on a positive light. The actor who played the first cop…

  • The Monster

    The Monster

    ★★★½

    I liked this movie. It is a horror movie, drama, and allegory all rolled up into one. It is not perfect but it is also above average for me at least.
    It is about a dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship. They have to take a trip to see the ex/dad. They take an off road and have an accident when the mom hits a wolf on the rainy road. We have flashbacks dealing with the sad relationships and then the…