• I’ve read “an artsy look at The Omen” and “heavily influenced by eraserhead” and I think both work
  • First off—it’s absolutely, and gorgeously, drenched in red. – We have the opening of Swinton at a huge outdoor party/concert/no idea in red (tomatoes?)—perhaps a flashback of her youth but the narrative is very fractured so it’s not clear—
  • Countless usages of red tinting and red paint—red Clifford dog, red ball, red shirts, red alarm clock emphasized, red chairs at the travel agency where she works, red jelly in sandwich, red ketchup with eggs, tomato soup background at store, red wine in almost every scene, red police lights accentuated-
  • It’s glorious expressionism with Swinton (who is superb) as her vehicle through a realistic nightmare (though not in mise-en-scene or narrative)—she’s almost catatonic or a zombie- and justifiably so horrifying
  • In the latter part I realized it’s not just red but yellows used in the mise-en-scene so often as well (car)
  • It’s a collage of the different memories and time planes— portrait of a killer
  • It’s a bit stretched at 110 minutes- I think there’s a 85 minute film in here that’s top 5 of the year quality—
  • Very odd folk soundtrack I think is a miss- seems so out of tune—give me something more hypnotic or driving instead
  • Recommend/HR quality, but- like Morvern Callar– the hypnotic nature of the film is staying with me so I could see moving it up