Here's our early review of the surprisingly good, upcoming 2016 horror film, The Lesson.
|These horror screeners are a pain|
in the neck!!!
When English teacher Mr. Gale (Robert Hands) is humiliated by his class, he loses all hope and inspiration in making a difference in the world. Broken men often prove to be the most dangerous as the plot unfolds like a mash up between Dead Poets Society and Saw. The interesting aspect of The Lesson is the interchanging perception of the lead characters. The aggressor can also be viewed as the victim and vice versa. The film is presented in a way that empathy can be felt for both. Teaching is an under appreciated occupation. The nonchalant cocky attitude of youth can be a difficult pill to swallow. This film will no doubt be discussed with fond admiration in the teacher’s lounge. When the plot takes over, you can almost hear a snap as years of reserved aggression spew forth. The film quickly becomes suffocating and Bendall and Hands give fantastic performances. The anxiety and pain feel real, the anger and frustration, it’s all properly portrayed to the most uncomfortable of details.
|Too much coke gives me|
-Lee L. Lind