Excerpt: But The Nightingale is not itself horror. Not in the traditional sense, anyway, like director Jennifer Kent’s first film, the her itchy gothic storybook horror The Babadook. Although it is horrific, which makes for a distinct difference.
Excerpt: It’s a vast departure in genre and film-making from The Babadook, but in the best possible way. Kent is a brilliant story-teller, and The Nightingale proves that she should continue to work in a writer-director mode and bring her own screenplays to life.