Antlers

Share this Share this A horned entity stalks Keri Russell’s school teacher in director Scott Cooper’s allegorical American horror story.There is a scene near the beginning of Antlers where Miss Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), recently returned to her childhood home in small-town Oregon, teaches a junior school class on myths and fables. Grotesque hybrid horror mines layers of psychological, sociological and national subtext. The horned entity may leave corpses marred by abominable trauma, but the living too, like their damaged environment, already come deeply scarred. In Retrospect. Antlers Review by…

Dear Evan Hansen

Everything went wrong. Perhaps giving the film the trappings of a hit out of Sundance – with its colourful-but-not-too-colourful visual style, its cloying camerawork and editing, and its quiet, nighttime scenes of emotional confession between characters before they burst into yet more songs – was Chbosky’s attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable, but there’s no nobility found in the end. Alas, words fail, as does everything else. If ever there was a moment “Dear Evan Hansen” might have attempted to justified itself, it was here. It’s at this point toward the…