Friday, November 3, 2017

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Poster

If the name Yorgos Lanthimos means anything to you then you're my kind of people.  If you're not familiar, he's the writer/director responsible for such creatively and delightfully weird and dark films as The Lobster and Dogtooth.  If you are familiar with either or both, you'll kind of get the idea of what to expect.  Expect the unexpected.  In fact, this film is so hard to describe that it's been fun to see stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell do the talk show circuit, unable to even say what it's about.  That may sound like it's unaccessible or too artsy-fartsy, but it's really not.  It's just got its own unique tone and rhythm, and you never at any time know where it's going.  I will only say that I found it thoroughly engaging and suspenseful, though quite dark and disturbing.  So you be the judge if that sounds like your jam.

Grade: A

Who is this movie for?  If you dug The Lobster or you like creative and original filmmakers like Charlie Kaufman, then by all means give it a go.  I loved it, but its not for the faint of heart.

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