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GREY MATTERS: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is disjointed and brilliant and baffling

Nothing gets a horror fan more ticked off than a director with airs claiming her new film isn’t "really" horror but actually a character study exploring the deep psychological recesses of blah blah blah. In the case of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" director Lynne Ramsay, you’ve got a fancy Scot arthouse filmmaker ("Morvern Callar") big on New Wave affect who probably doesn’t think she’s making a horror movie. Lionel Shriver, author of the book the film is based upon, probably thought that, by mentioning horror movies frequently, she could escape the fact that she was blending multiple horror narratives to make one very good horror novel that wasn’t really just a genre effort.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • February 3, 2012 6:18 AM
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