We Need to Talk About Kevin
In the final review of the Summer of Swinton tribute to actress Tilda Swinton we arrive at the 2011 film "We Need to Talk About Kevin". Like most all of Swinton's films, this drama packs a powerful and brutal emotional punch. This was also the third feature film by critically acclaimed Scottish director Lynn Ramsay who's previous films were "Ratcatcher" and "Morvern Callar"
Swinton plays Eva Khatchadourian a wife, mother, author and world traveler. Her husband
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is a drama that ends up playing like a psychological horror movie reminiscent of "The Omen". Although done in a extremely real and down to earth way. From birth Kevin is a soulless being who's only mission in life is to torment his mother (sound like your kids?), who when she became pregnant wasn't sure she wanted him to begin with. Did Kevin pick up on these negative vibes in the womb? That would be quite the grudge. Is this a big message for the pro choice people? Tilda Swinton puts forth a remarkable performance that earned her a Golden Globe nom for Best Actress. She also won many other accolades and nominations for her role as Eva. "Kevin" is now out on DVD from Oscilloscope Films and I highly recommend picking it up!