Martyrs Lane doesn’t unfold like a typical ghost story; it’s more of a mystery seen through a child’s eyes.
Violation utilizes extreme violence not to revel in a revenge fantasy but to deconstruct the genre’s militantly feminist appeal — “kill your rapist” — as a self-destructive endeavor offering no catharsis whatsoever.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief bursts of criticism.
It’s entertainment genius to turn our new normal into something topical and terrifying.
La Llorona’s deepest horrors flow from real history, from the atrocities inflicted by powerful men and the institutions established to ensure they get away with it.