The Babadook + We Need to Talk About Kevin

The Babadook + We Need to Talk About Kevin
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Mothers and Monsters. Inter-relationship terror or something. Don't get spoiled on We Need to Talk About Kevin or you will be the true monst...

Posted October 22, 2015
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 8

Episode Notes

Mothers and Monsters. Inter-relationship terror or something. Don’t get spoiled on We Need to Talk About Kevin or you will be the true monster. Eric finished directing his short film and will now become a crazy person. Female directed films! Jennifer Kent and Lars von Trier. How The Babadook terrifies. Children as warnings and also as annoyances both minor and major. The power of metaphor carries on. Don’t find out what We Need to Talk About Kevin is About. The impact of that moment. A difference in reads. Unraveling a mystery. Seeing red. Who holds the responsibility and what is to be done? The increased relevance of We Need to Talk About Kevin in the years since its release

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The Babadook

The Babadook


Released: November 28, 2014
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Director: Jennifer Kent
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin


Released: October 21, 2011
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Director: Lynne Ramsay
Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, Lionel Shriver
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

 
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