‘Babyteeth’ is an emotional journey that is unsettling and deeply moving.
Firstly, the films camerawork feels claustrophobic. It closes in on its lead characters with intense close ups shots. This technique coupled with the films regular use of hand-held camerawork perfectly captures the mental instability of its characters. On top of this, the use of lighting in ‘Babyteeth’ is absolutely brilliant (especially in one scene midway through the film). It’s pacing and progression is fantastic. It’s fragmented, however this style of narrative works to the films advantage and allows for its ending to be that extra bit more powerful.
One of the best things about ‘Babyteeth’ are its performances. Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, and Essie Davis are just brilliant! However, the standout performance is definitely that done by Toby Wallace in his role as Moses. Score: 4.0/5