“Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ will not attract the same cult following or breadth of widespread fan devotion as ‘The Babadook,’ but her latest marks significant progress in the filmmaker’s command of story and cinematic language.”
“Like ‘Blood Meridian,’ that epic of colonialist bloodshed along the frontier, ‘The Nightingale’ depicts a brutal historicism; a cruel world that favours no one but those who already have it. This isn’t a wish-fulfillment revenge film, but a reality check.”
“Considering how little ‘Winter’s War’ really has to do with its predecessor and subject, they might as well just make her the lead for a third film.”
“A somewhat uneven protest of English nobility, and a denouncement of nepotic privilege, The Riot Club’s message is a redundant one: unchecked, inherited wealth leads to problems.”
A brief moment of clarity for Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen (and the movie theatre audience): midway through The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the new rebellion leader comes to a disturbing realization after teasing her sister’s cat.