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Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014)

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Thou Wast Mild and Lovely is a sensual thriller inspired by East of Eden and starring love, death, guns, goats and a farm in the wilds of Kentucky. When Akin arrives at the farm, he finds his job. This is what he expected to find. When Sarah opens her legs, she finds someone watching. This is what she expected to find. When Jeremiah opens his mouth, frightening things come out of it. This has come to be expected. But what happens by the creek next to the cow. This was not expected.(C) Official Site

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

It's not uninteresting but too self-consciously arty to rank Decker as a mature filmmaking voice.

February 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Ms. Decker especially likes to cut away from a shot just as or before it catches an actor's glance (or catches our eye). It's a device that risks growing mannered.

November 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Traub's Sarah is fascinating, with an almost feral sexuality that makes her the most crucial component of the movie.

November 13, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Our glimpses of what's already occurred and what will soon come are vivid and impressionistic, prophetic warnings about which everyone seems powerless to do anything other than silently observe.

November 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Decker concocts a wholly enveloping vision of isolation told with a grimly poetic style that wanders all over the place but never stops playing by its own eerie rulebook.

November 4, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Like most classic stories, this one is simple, but its realization is so surprising in its details, so original in its visual invention, as to make most other movies seem (at least temporarily) shot by the numbers.

November 4, 2014 | Full Review…

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It suffers from all the directing problems of Decker's previous film (the same horrible framing and the image constantly going in and out of focus for no reason), but at least this time there is a script and no hideously improvised dialogue - even if most of it is hideous as well.

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