This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
if my brother did this as a birthday present i’d never talk to him ever again
heartbreaking insight into the adult care sector during the covid-19 pandemic with incredible performances from jodie comer and stephen graham. i wish the government cared but i truly believe they never will — at least not the government we have today. the one many of us are unfortunately all too familiar with. films like this shine a much needed light on situations people often don’t know about.
• as Ciara Pitts said, the film is "much more concerned with others' negative reactions to lesbianism"
• due to that, there is no real focus/investment on them as characters and their relationship
• doesn't really show/celebrate lesbian sex which seems like a huge disservice. the film is set in the '50s but we, the audience, are in 2019 thanks
• that fucking kid call his mum a dirty dyke like wow ok that homophobic little shit
I think Garland has a great gift for taking something beautiful and making it terrifying - and that's essentially the basis of The Shimmer. Even the flowers/plants who are growing into shapes of people look astoundingly beautiful, yet absolutely frightening at the same time because of the idea behind it. The visuals vs the atmosphere in this film are just insanely perfect.