If you have not yet seen this. You must.
This isn't one to watch if you're looking for a light-hearted tale of happy endings and playful banter.
The story follows Eva (Tilda Swinton) as a mother trying against all odds, to hopelessly bring up Kevin (Ezra Miller), a clearly psychopathic child. The timeline flickers from past to present, unraveling the truth behind Eva’s eventual loneliness.
Through the trauma of her ill-fated predicament of life, you watch painfully and rather uncomfortably the tragedy bestowed upon her. Both Miller and Swinton are mesmerising to watch; their razor sharp cheekbones rival one another’s and their jet-black hair match inexplicably. The acting quality produced from all parties was compelling and ensured a nail biting thrill of a watch.
I’m not sure what I make of reading books after watching a film made of it, but in this case I am keen to pursue.