The Killing of a Sacred Deer

What the Two Most Disturbing Movie Scenes of the Year Say About Our Current Moment

<i>Disclaimer: this article contains spoilers about the movies Mother! and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.</i><p>In the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ limp …

Nicole Kidman

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is intimately horrifying

The psychological thriller is so tightly wound, every frame and line of dialogue has been expertly calculated to be uncomfortable, to unsettle.<p>Your …

The Killing of a Sacred Deer review: An austere psychological horror about the human condition

Greek writer director Yorgos Lanthimos makes oblique films about the human condition, and since switching to English language cinema, Hollywood stars …

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AMERICAN MADE. 3 stars. Tom Cruise stars in this fun but heavily fictionalized portrait of Barry Seal, a drug smuggler who found himself at the …

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Struggle Street is back, and it's infuriating

"It's a shitty day," says Michael, standing in the rain. "I've got to bury Mum."<p>Problem is, Michael doesn't have any shoes to wear to her funeral. …

Justice League review: DC's heroes turn to the light as teamwork saves the day

Making 'Justice League' a 'great responsibility'<p>Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill talk about how much is riding on the latest movie in the DC …

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THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is a Total Mind F**k

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is one of the most messed-up cinematic psychological mind f**ks this year and because of that I absolutely love it. It …

Colin Farrell

'Three Billboards' Opens Big While 'Lady Bird' Keeps Flying at Indie Box Office

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” made $320K from its four-screen opening<p>It was another big week for the indie box office, as Fox …

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Searchlight’s ‘Three Billboards’ Signals Robust Bow; ‘Lady Bird’ Soars | Deadline

Fox Searchlight’s <b>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</b> starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell launched very well out the …

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Review: 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' a grotesque, enthralling horror-thriller

ksd-01003_1_rgb.jpg<p>Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in "The Killing of a Sacred Deer." (Photo provided to MLive.com by A24)<p>KSD_05486_rgb.jpg<p>Colin …

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‘Three Billboards’ Joins ‘Lady Bird’ as a Female-Centric Specialized Smash

The well-reviewed dark comedy gets an initial boost going into awards season.<p>For the second straight weekend, a strongly reviewed new film with a …

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Nicole Kidman’s dark new role in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

<b>Rating:</b> 4.5 stars (out of 5)<p><b>Director:</b> Yorgos Lanthimos<p><b>Starring:</b> Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan<p><b>Verdict:</b> Surreal suburban horror<p>NO ANIMALS …

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Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK

From the Taylor Wessing photo prize to Hedda Gabler’s UK tour, here is our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance in the next seven days<p><b>Five of the best ... films</b><p>1 The Florida Project (15)<p>(<i>Sean Baker, 2017, US) 115 mins</i><p>The seedy and garish outskirts of Disney World prove …

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How Yorgos Lanthimos Got Nicole Kidman to Go to Disturbing Places With ‘Killing of a Sacred Deer’

The Greek director has very specific rules for all actors interested in working with him.<p>After Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos landed an Oscar …

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Yorgos Lanthimos on the alienation of realism

It’s something of a miracle that Yorgos Lanthimos, 44, has had time to direct all his short films, ads, music videos, experimental theatre …

Colin Farrell

Why America rejects surrealism and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” - Salon.com

The Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’s newest film, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (out Oct. 27), is about a man confronted with a nightmarish (and mythic) choice: kill his son, his daughter or his wife, or watch them all die slow horrific deaths.<p>But even before the nightmare unfolds, the film …

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Raising a Tamagotchi in 2017

I was in third grade when I got my first Tamagotchi. Before I’d even unpackaged it, I was reminded of the tales my older brother, a middle-schooler, …

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Barry Keoghan chosen as rising star in the US

Dublin actor Barry Keoghan has continued a remarkable year by securing a place among the rising stars on US entertainment trade publication <i>The</i> …

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Why young actress Raffey Cassidy is the next British breakout star - Interview Magazine

In the psychological thriller, a family is thrown off course when a mysterious boy (Barry Keoghan) comes into their lives with sinister intentions. …

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'There's Someone Inside Your House' is what you get if you turned 'Scream' into a YA novel

This week on the <i>MashReads Podcast</i>, we read and discuss Stephanie Perkins' new book <i>There's Someone Inside Your House,</i> a YA homage to classic slasher …

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The Tangled Message of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh’s latest work shows he still hasn’t figured out how to make a film as compelling as his plays.<p>The speech that is likely to earn …

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Murder on the Orient Express steams ahead at the UK box office

A big budget and starry cast prove just the ticket as Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery slays Thor: Ragnarok<p><b>The winner: Murder on the Orient Express</b><p>Would audiences pay to see another film version of the most famous whodunnit ever? Fox gambled that they would, throwing a …

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Is director Yorgos Lanthimos Colin Farrell’s lobster?

After teaming up in the 2015 film The Lobster, the pair have reunited for The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, a psychological horror-thriller.<p>In the movie, …

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T2 Trainspotting wins three BAFTA Scotland Awards - Channel 4 - Info - Press

T2 Trainspotting was the biggest winner at last night’s BAFTA Scotland Awards. The film triumphed in all three categories in which it was nominated: …

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer review – uneasy about a boy

Deadpan humour meets full-blooded horror in Yorgos Lanthimos’s unsettling drama about a surgeon’s friendship with a teenage boy<p>“That critical moment we both knew would come someday – here it is…” After the jet-black social satire of <i>Dogtooth</i>, the role-playing bereavement of <i>Alps</i> and the quasi-sci-fi …

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Nicole Kidman on screaming, working and the fight for female directors

Star is busier and more celebrated than ever but finds time to push for change in Hollywood — and make a suggestion for Martin Scorsese.

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'I'm always in touch with where I'm from - Hollywood's new golden boy Barry Keoghan

People around these parts have been talking about Barry Keoghan for quite a few years, ever since he showed up as a raw 17-year-old in Mark …

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BBC iPlayer - The Film Review - Murder on the Orient Express, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and A Bad Moms Christmas

Mark Kermode joins Jane Hill to review the week's cinema releases, which include Murder on the Orient Express, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and A Bad Moms Christmas.

Murder on the Orient Express

‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ – Film Review

A chilling and nightmarish sort-of horror film that’s easy to love and hate<p>Yorgos Lanthimos has a very strange way of seeing the world and he doesn’t …

Enyedi, Kaurismaki, Ostlund, Zvyagintsev, Campillo Snag European Film Academy Best Picture Noms

MADRID — In a smackdown between five of Europe’s highest-profile – 2017 art films, all already top winners at the Berlin or Cannes festivals, Robin …

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