Tender And Unnerving, 'Lamb' Brings To Mind LolitaFor anyone who’s read Vladimir Nabokov’s ever-controversial “Lolita,” Ross Partridge’s “Lamb” will feel like familiar territory. Although the film is based off a different book by Bonnie Nadzam, its story of a man who basically abducts an 11-year-old girl on a journey to America’s heartland is gripping, lyrical and unnerving. What makes it so uncomfortable is that the work constantly asks you to wonder about love between a man and a child – and if such a love can ever be something other than morally atrocious.
Movie Blog: ‘Renegade’ Filmmakers @ The WalkerThat’s the thing about these movies: they suggest feelings, thoughts. They don’t tell you directly if an image (or wash of images) is sad or electrifying, scandalous or pacifying. In this way, the movies are elusive and, in some cases, more than mildly rewarding.