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Killing of a Sacred Deer

Honestly, I was mortified. I’ve done more phoners than I can recall. There have been times where I spoke with  three well known actors, directors or producers for back to back-to-back interviews within less than 90 minutes.  I’ve taken phon…

Compared to his previous films, Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” was a pretty tame affair — there was only the occasional blinding or dog-kicking, with a rather sweet love story and some bone-dry humor the dominant notes. But expect the balance to be redressed, as the title might suggest, with his new movie, “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.” Reuniting the Greek helmer of “Dogtooth” with star Colin Farrell (with Nicole Kidman and “Dunkirk” breakout Barry Keoghan joining the cast), it’s a film that Jess described in Cannes this year as “a film of clean hands, cold heart, and near-Satanic horror,” and also as being “absolutely fucking brilliant.” While it revolves around the intrusion of Keoghan’s malevolent teen into the life of Farrell’s surgeon, it doesn’t paint the character as a pure villain. Continue reading Get Freaked Out By A New Trailer For ‘Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ With Colin Farrell at The Playlist.

The 70th Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, but its films will live on as the march toward awards season begins. 2017 has already delivered one true Oscar player in Luca Guadagnino‘s Sundance breakthrough “Call Me By Your Name” and now Cannes has a chance to add to the coffers of potential contenders. (And, yes, there is the question of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” potentially earning a Best Picture nod, but at this point, I’m not sure it’s more than an Original Screenplay contender, although I reserve the right to change that opinion when we get to September.) Last year’s surprise awards season player from la Croisette turned out to be “Hell or High Water.” What film or films will keep Cannes’ Oscar streak going this time around?  Continue reading Are Robert Pattinson, Diane Kruger And ‘The Florida Project’ Cannes’ Stealth Oscar Contenders? at The Playlist.

While “Twin Peaks” may be stealing some of the Cannes Film Festival’s spotlight since this weekend’s premiere of the new season (the first two episodes of the series screen this week on the Croisette), there’s still lots of talk swirling around the most prestigious film festival in the world. And no, we don’t mean the walking-talking-dancing robot installation that’s been striding up and down the Boulevard de la Croisette. Continue reading Cannes: Netflix & Yorgos Lanthimos Lead The Buzz On The Croisette at The Playlist.

CANNES – Her fourth Oscar nomination this past January somehow an afterthought, Nicole Kidman has arrived on la croisette as, arguably, the queen of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. That may give Isabelle Huppert stans heart palpitations, but after nearly universal acclaim and an Emmy nomination in sight for her work on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” Kidman has not one, not two, but four different projects screening during the fest. Continue reading Nicole Kidman Resurgence Hits Cannes: ‘I Don’t Have To Work. I Work Because It’s My Passion’ at The Playlist.

While the press screening for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer” at Cannes erupted in boos, don’t let it fool you — it would hardly be the first time critics on the Croisette completely missed the boat on something that’s “absolutely fucking brilliant.” Indeed, the director of “Dogtooth” and “The Lobster” is back, and he’s operating completely on his own level, and you’re either along for the ride, or left behind. Continue reading 2 Wonderfully Eerie Clips From ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ With Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman at The Playlist.

You know who’s moving at a brisk clip? Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. His latest film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is playing in Competition at the in-progress Cannes Film Festival and it was apparently down to the wire to finish the film in time. Meanwhile, the filmmaker has already completed principal photography of his next film, “The Favorite” featuring Emma Stone and “The Lobster” stars Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman. Continue reading ‘Killing Of A Sacred Deer’: Colin Farrell Talks Teenage Hormones In First Clip [Watch] at The Playlist.

It’s Christmas Eve for cinephiles, as tomorrow the Cannes Film Festival will kick off on the Croisette. Plenty of goodies have been shared early, including lots of posters, trailers, and clips from the movies hitting the south of France, and today comes an intense first poster for one of the festival’s most anticipated titles, Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.” Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, the psychological thriller/revenge tale, inspired by Euripides, follows a surgeon who has to fight for the survival of his family. Continue reading Intense First Poster For Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Starring Colin Farrell at The Playlist.

It may just be the middle of April, but studios are locking in their release dates for Oscar season.  Today A24 set Yorgis Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” for a limited debut on Nov. 3.  The studio previously opened its most successful awards season players, “Moonlight” and “Room,” in October. Normally announcing this date wouldn’t be that significant in the ongoing puzzle of theatrical release dates, but “Killing” will screen in competition at the 70th Festival de Cannes next month. Continue reading Oscar Season Coming Into View As Yorgis Lanthimos’ ‘Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Set For November at The Playlist.