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Reviews: Queen of the Earth (2015)

queen_of_earthHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Il modello di riferimento di Perry è questa volta il primo Polanski, quello di Cul de Sac e Repulsion, ma anche il Bergman più sperimentale degli anni ’60 e un certo cinema italiano degli anni ’70, a cui pure Peter Strickland, con The Duke of Burgundy e Berberian Sound Studio, sembra rendere omaggio, sia pure con una prospettiva più di genere.
  • [New – 2/18/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand
    • Excerpt: It may sound unpleasant to watch, and there are moments of discomfort, but Perry and his performers draw you into this raw chamber piece.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: this dual character study, featuring a balls out performance from Moss and an eerie one from Waterston feels like so many other movies, everything from “3 Women” to “Your Sister’s Sister” to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Repulsion,” yet defies coming into its own focus.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Much as Brian De Palma was able to use Hitchcockian style to his own ends, Alex Ross Perry has managed to make the best Roman Polanski movie in decades.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: While the film might seem like an actors’ showcase (It is that, too), to deem it exclusively as such would undermine Perry’s command of tone and structure.
  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: The incessant, ominous score by Keegan DeWitt does almost all of the work of making this a horror film. If you took the music away, it would be a French relationship film. If you added a bright score, it would be a comedy. As it is, Queen of Earth is an engaging but empty vessel.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: Alex Ross Perry continues to find new ways to make bitter break-ups strangely enjoyable.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Led by two courageous performances by Elizabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, the film is a spectacular acting showcase but also a fascinatingly moody and intimate psychodrama that eats away at the viewer’s senses and comfort levels.
  • Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
    • Excerpt: This is a difficult and finely sustained work of psychological observation, diving into miserable depths of pity, ego, and insecurity with a shifty but unblinking thriller’s eye for dread.
  • Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension
    • Excerpt: After the breakout success of Listen of Philip, I’ve seen some consider Queen of Earth to be a minor entry in Alex Ross Perry’s burgeoning career. Sure, the film is small in scope, but it is complex and satisfying on multiple levels.
  • Henry Stewart @ Cinepinion
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: A good try at a difficult story but a lack of character development leaves us in a vacuum.
Updated: February 18, 2016 — 9:55 pm
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