“Surface-Level Adaptation ‘The Silent Twins’ Quiets Agnieszka Smoczynska’s Style”

I dig on Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure because, genuinely, truly, how could anyone not dig on a mermaid-musical-cannibal-glam horror movie? I guess I thought I’d feel similarly about Smoczynska’s latest movie, The Silent Twins, which feels horror-lite in the way that any movie about two mum twin sisters who live in their imaginations and refuse to talk to anybody but each other kinda feels like a real-life horror movie.

If The Silent Twins fixated more on their interior lives instead of droning on and on in the style of a biopic, I’d have liked it more. The shift between imagination, where Smoczynska shines, and reality is a drag. 

Read my full thoughts on the film over at Paste Magazine.


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