“Meanwhile, much has already been written about the casting of the white-skinned Swinton in a role originally conceived as an old Asian man (as if the world needs yet another Mister Miyagi/Pai Mei stereotype), when the only real disappointment there is that the practically extraterrestrial star wasn’t asked to play the title role — because who is stranger? Swinton already walks this earth in some sort of enlightened state, and it’s no far leap to accept her as an ageless oracle with the power to bend matter and slow time.’’“Walking this earth in some sort of enlightened state’’ that’s Swinton and what’s also true is that Swinton fans rarely do get to see her in the leading role. The winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Michael Clayton is most often, sadly, cast in standout but supporting parts.
Roger Ebert gave We Need to Talk About Kevin, based on the book by Lionel Shriver 4 stars. You can stream the R-rated film today on HULU—where it’s free—Vudu, GooglePlay, iTunes and Amazon.
We Need to Talk About Kevin directed by Lynne Ramsay also features John C. Reilly and a standout performance by Ezra Miller.