CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Review- The Other Lamb (2020)

The Other Lamb comes from Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska from a screenplay by C.S. McMullen and allows the viewer into the world of religious cults. As the story unfolds we meet The Shepherd (played by Michiel Huisman) who leads a self-sufficient community hidden in the woods, free from modern technology. We learn that the majority of the female cult members are either the wife or daughter. One of those daughters, Selah (played by Raffey Cassidy), begins to question The Shepherd’s teachings as the group are forced to seek a new location for their camp after the authorities evict them.

That is basically everything that happens in the movie, only with a lack of dialogue, some strong visual metaphors and some stunning cinematography sprinkled on top. It does explore the exploitation of women and in the case of the cult goes to some disturbing places especially when cult daughters can later become cult wives.

Verdict: 5/10. In a way this movie is a coming of age story for Selah but its slow moving narrative does not have the impact the director hoped for. Instead of meaningful contemplative moments we get repetitive visuals and an urge to hit the fast-forward button.

Related Post
The Other Lamb official trailer released

For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Read more

The Haunting of Hill House trailer released

A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as Read more

Review- Vagrant Queen Ep. 1: A Royal Ass-Kicking

This first thing I thought about Vagrant Queen as the show started was "they cancelled Dark Matter for this?" It Read more

Review: Porno (2020)

Keola Racela's Porno takes place in a more innocent pre-internet/streaming time when A League of their Own and Encino Man Read more

Review: The Lurker (2019)

The Lurker is a slasher thriller film starring scream queen Scout Taylor Compton as high school senior Taylor, who seems Read more

Review: Onward (2020)

Onward is set in the suburban fantasy world of New Mushroom where elves, fairies, manticore, centaurs, unicorns, dragons and a Read more

Review: The Platform (2019)

If you ever needed a satirical metaphor about the world and how we all treat each other then look no Read more

Review- Dead By Dawn (2020)

Dead By Dawn opens with Lulu (Drew Lindsey Mitchell) who is clearly in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Shane (Bobby Read more

Review: Mashin Sentai Kiramager Ep. 1: The Mashin Are Born

So apparently: ‘In celebration of Both the Success of Both the American Power Rangers Franchise and the Japanese Super Sentai Read more

Review: Midsommar (2019)

Midsommar Murders! Ludicrous. It’s time for the IKEA flat-pack Wicker Man, as assembled by 33 year old New Yorker Ari Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: