Seeing and Believing: J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls and Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow
Wade and Kevin dive into a vat of familial trauma this week. First up is their review of A Monster Calls, an overlooked gem from the end of 2016. Then they turn their attention to the lauded Iranian spook story Under the Shadow, about a mother trying to protect her daughter both from the warfare raging outside their apartment and from the dark designs of a djinn that has taken up residence inside the building.
Listen to Seeing and Believing Episode 93:
Music interlude by Fernando Velazquez, “End Credits,” from the A Monster Calls official soundtrack.
Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.