Animal Kingdom

Saw this Sundance Grand Jury winner on the flight back from Brisbane / Singapore.

Really excellent study in evil. Slow, depressing, grim, grey-brown mood builds inexorably towards unavoidable family conflicts of loyalty, with many a predictably unexpected twist. Some good out-of-sequence events arriving at & leaving the courtroom climax add to the temporary confusion. How bad can this get ? Even when the fat lady sings, somehow it doesn’t quite seem over …

(Be interesting to see on a big screen. The claustrophobic tight shots seemed so reminiscent of gritty TV drama.)

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