TV Party Tonight! #50

TV Party Tonight! #50

Tuesday, 19 June 2018



Of all the movies I’ve seen so far this year, Thoroughbreds has managed to rank near the top. Forget about those garbage rehashed superhero movies. In this environment, it’s originality that matters. And Thoroughbreds has plenty of that.

There’s an immediate appeal to this movie from the look alone. Thoroughbreds looks meticulously shot with Wes Anderson-esque attention to detail. It’s a perfect depiction of the prim, proper, and sterile environment that these two protagonists live in, and are trying to break out of. The gorgeous exterior houses a deranged soul. Then there’s the tone of the movie which is so serious that it’s funny. No spoilers here, but there’s a certain task these two girls set out to do, and they have different motivations for doing it. Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy have an unexpected chemistry when they cut the bullshit and get down to business, and they’re perfect compliments for each other: one’s the judiciary, one’s the executive. There’s not a moment where we as an audience think these girls are actually going to pull it off, but here we are in awe of the sheer confidence driving them. Like any good movie, Thoroughbreds is a movie that demands immediate discussion and dissection as viewers will want to confirm what they just saw.

Thoroughbreds is a slow boil that is dead serious about its plot and knows how to break the tension when it needs to. It’s minimalist and focuses on writing and its performances to tell its story. It’ll shock, scare, and delight its audience and will make you root for the bad guys. Or at least, the underdogs. One of the best releases of the year so far.

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