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And Soon the Darkness: Pesce’s Debut a Superbly Stylized Nightmare
If Portugal were the portal to some Lynchian netherworld of dreams deferred, it would look something like Nicolas Pesce’s sumptuously grotesque directorial debut, The Eyes of My Mother. A striking palette of black and white cinematography from Zach Kuperstein recalls the scarred, destitute lives from the ruins of Arturo Ripstein’s filmography, a macabre yet uncharacteristically sound portrait of psychological unraveling. We all know the kind of potent degeneration to be fashioned on isolated farmhouses where dysfunctional children are paired with musings of surgical practices, as seen in films from Haneke or even last year’s Goodnight Mommy. Pesce, who previously directed multiple music videos, as well as assistant editor on Josh Mond’s James White (2015), debuts a spectacularly gruesome calling card which may deconstruct the notion of the physical lens through which living beings observe the world, »
- Nicholas Bell
After more than a decade, the unsolved murder of a young woman comes to a shocking conclusion in Secret in Their Eyes, coming to Digital HD on February 9, 2016, and Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
From Stx Entertainment (The Gift), Secret in Their Eyes is a powerful and unforgettable thriller based on the Academy Award-winning film El Secreto de sus ojos (Best Foreign Language Film, 2010) that will have audiences riveted until the last mind-bending twist. With a star-studded cast and an Oscar-nominated writer-director at the helm, Secret in Their Eyes on Blu-ray and DVD includes feature commentary by the filmmakers, a look behind the scenes at the making of the movie and an exclusive interview with actress Julia Roberts.
- Michelle McCue
2 items from 2016
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