(October 2, 2016) Original
October 7, 2016
From IMDb: “Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.”
Poster Rating: C-
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Review: A formulaic design, but one with a surprising commentary. The two figures at the bottom seem to be sharing different kinds of touches. The teen on the left has a seemingly aggressive touch towards the teen on the right and the teen on the right has a touch more tender. That position, even if induced by a familiarity with the trailer, certainly ties into the film’s themes easily.
Trailer Rating: B-
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Review: The trailer is fairly conventional, but has a number of interesting and astute observations percolating underneath. The physical hatred turning into passion is a concept that has been played out for a long time, but seldom evoked as effectively in a trailer.