Movies / TV

“Wildcat” – Claws out [MOVIE REVIEW]

By Neely Swanson

“Wildcat,” Ethan Hawke’s audacious film about Flannery O’Connor, tries for the kind of gothic approach that this Southern writer might have liked. Most ambitious was his desire to reintroduce O’Connor, considered one of the leaders of Southern Gothic literature, a group that included William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers. This style often included elements of the grotesque, supernatural (either in thought or deed), and flawed characters, sometimes realistic, more often extreme. Flannery’s fiction was further enhanced by her strong…