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FANTASIA 2017 review POOR AGNES

2017 Directed By: Navin Ramaswaran Starring: Lora Burke, Robert Notman, and Will Conlon Written By: J. Gordon Ross
Put simply, an unreliable narrator is a storyteller whose trustworthiness is questionable. An audience following a tale created by a compromised character is left unbalanced and questioning almost everything they see. POOR AGNES is told from the point of view of a delusional young woman (Burke) who has a less than firm grip on reality. She is vicious and cruel but oddly poetic in her personal philosophy. Through voice over and monologues performed to the camera we hear Agnes justify her indefensible actions. She kidnaps, kills, and rapes with no sense of remorse or regret. The only things she seems to feel are utter satisfaction and self-righteousness. She has pure conviction and lacks any self-doubt, a luxury not often granted to the emotionally stable.     
Early in the film, Agnes crosses paths with Mike (Notman) a private investigator following up leads on a cold cas…

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