WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
2011, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 112 min, UK/USA, Dir: Lynne Ramsay

This suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. Ramsay’s masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.


TALE OF TALES
IL RACCONTO DEI RACCONTI
2015, IFC Films, 125 min, Dir: Matteo Garrone

Acclaimed director Matteo Garrone (GOMORRAH) makes his English-language debut with this fantasy-horror anthology film, which takes the classic PENTAMERONE collection of fairy tales as its source. An international cast including Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones stars in a trio of stylish fables exploring love, desire and obsession.


THE GOOD GIRL
2002, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Miguel Arteta

This offbeat black comedy stars Jennifer Aniston as Justine Last, whose marriage to dim-witted Phil (John C. Reilly) and job in a discount store are both dead-ends until a new cashier (Jake Gyllenhaal) obsessed with The Catcher In The Rye arrives and sweeps her off her feet. With Zooey Deschanel. “A droll, well-acted, character-driven comedy with unexpected deposits of feeling.” - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice.


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