From that very first shot... That sideways tracking shot across the vast second floor of the Bishop family house, I was grinning from ear to ear. We are firmly and beautifully implanted back inside the familiar surroundings of a great Wes Anderson film. Cue the Welcome Back, Kotter theme.
The plot follows two young lovers who run off into the woods together.
Lynne Ramsey's We Need to Talk about Kevin puts me in a difficult position. On one hand, the film is a brilliantly staged masterpiece, featuring some of the year's most daring performances. Without a doubt, it is a searing and powerful work of art. On the other hand, I could never bring myself to sit through it ever again.