UK 2011. Dir: Lynne Ramsay. 112mins. Cert 15
A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness.