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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Oscilloscope) — Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin is no less phantasmagorical than her similarly hallucinatory Morvern Callar, but with higher stakes. Tension—which is constant—is frequently announced sonically via high-pitched white noise and rumbling bass or, more often, through the color red: paint splattered on Eva’s window, stack upon stack of tomato soup. A harbinger as much as a hue, it’s a constant signifier of dread, confusion, and memories both beautiful and traumatic. This is a dense, overwhelming environment rife with stylistic flourishes doubling as sensory cues. The colors may not be monochrome, but the mood certainly is: deep unease. Read Michael Nordine’s full HTN review. Available on DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and at Amazon Instant.
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