I love Enya. I go so far as to say she’s the greatest singer working today. Why? Because she composes and sings EVERYTHING on her albums, creating an ethereal trance that no one else can create. When she released her winter-themed album And Winter Came… in 2008, I was completely beside myself. The combination of Enya and Christmas music was a match made in heaven.
Yes, I’m reviewing this three years after it came out, but who cares? It’s the holidays and there is no other Christmas album I’d rather listen to than this.
Since Columbine, school massacres have transpired into more fictional outlets than ever before. Lionel Shriver’s 2003 novel We Need to Talk About Kevin is one such story, and now the novel gets its (inevitable) book-to-film adaptation.
Jogging around in space and time, We Need to… is about Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinon), a woman trying to get her life together following a school massacre committed by her son, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Once a top travel agent, Eva now deals with ruthless parents, a minor drinking problem, and vandalism. She goes about her days thinking back on what could have caused this. From the time Kevin was a baby he seemed to always act a certain way toward his mother. He would be a screaming, crying mess for her, but a quiet and calm soul for his father.