Jun 14, 2019
The film adaptation of We Have Always Lived in the Castle understands Shirley Jackson's novel as a tale of male abuse and female rage.
May 17, 2019
Emotionally high-stakes drama.
May 16, 2019
Passon makes the creepy stuff too low-key, less a case of building dread than growing impatience.
May 16, 2019
Allows Passon to work with a larger, more complex canvas while still displaying her intuitive understanding of women seeking to overthrow repression and societal expectation.
May 16, 2019
The movie, though, which was adapted by Mark Kruger, is all surface polish and play-acted oddness, from the cloying symmetry of the stalely composed shots to the cartoonish depiction of some awfully complicated - nigh perverse - family relationships.
May 16, 2019
Under Stacie Passon's precise direction, this gothic fable of isolation and violence expertly treads a fine line between tragedy and camp.
May 15, 2019
Passon's attempt at slow-burn never really ignites. And so We Have Always Lived in the Castle is not exciting, eerie, or intriguing, just boring.
Oct 1, 2018
We Have Always Lived in the Castle shows off Stacie Passon's directorial flair, and both Farmiga and Daddario are exemplary in roles that would be difficult to translate off the page.
Sep 25, 2018
Passon... sharply channels the author's atmosphere of dread, paranoia, and isolation, making the past feel prescient.