Lamb

Lamb ★★★½

This fits basically every cliche of an A24 "horror" movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's a slow and brooding film about a couple who have a humanoid lamb birthed on their farm. The tension comes from the mystery behind this lamb's creation and the mystery of the couple's past and intentions.

The visuals are stunning and much of the story is told with the visuals alone. Iceland looks stunning and it makes me wish there were more mainstream movies set there (I'm excited for The Northman). The way that animals are used throughout and the acting and emotions the director was able to pull out of them was pretty mind-blowing. My favorite shot of the entire movie was a dark and foggy shot of a group of lambs which was incredibly menacing.

I love Noomi Rapace in everything she's in and this is now one of my favorite performances from her. She's great and I don't think this movie would have worked without her performance.

This is the kind of movie that if you watched it with your parents they'd probably be really upset when it ended and call the movie stupid, and that's a compliment. It's weird and unique. I might need to watch it again to really understand it, but as an experience it was great. I can't think of anything else to compare it to and for a horror movie that's impressive.

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