Naomi Watts on School Shooting Drama ‘Lakewood’

Naomi Watts on School Shooting Drama ‘Lakewood’
School shootings, a depressingly familiar aspect of American society, have been the subject of a surprisingly broad range of films.

Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine (2002), was a treatise against American gun culture. Gus Van Sant’s Palme d’Or-winning Elephant (2003), took a radically banal approach, depicting the day of a school shooting as largely ordinary and uneventful. Until it wasn’t. Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) focused on the mother of a shooter, played by Tilda Swinton, who questions her parenting and herself after her son commits an atrocity. Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux (2018),...
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