Nick Schager Reviews Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom wrongly assumes certain characters deserve empathy simply because they’re protagonists. A Melbourne crime film cast in a familiar mold and awash in unwarranted pretentiousness, David Michôd’s debut concerns the illicit odyssey thrust upon J (James Frencheville), a 17-year-old who, after his mother’s OD death, goes to live with his grandmother and uncles—all stick-up artists—he’d previously been kept away from. As envisioned by Michôd and embodied by Frencheville, J is a complete and utter nothing, a cipher whose expressionless mug doesn’t mask deep, conflicted emotions, but instead reflects total blankness.

Click Here for the Full Post!

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Nick Schager Reviews Animal Kingdom”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: