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Maybe the second or third shot in Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is of a hospital waste bin, over which Colin Farrell, as heart surgeon Steven Murphy, peels off his bloodied latex gloves post-surgery. Now, if you hold simultaneously in your head the established ideas of the surgeon-as-God and the director-as-God, then that suggests the surgeon equates to the director, and gives us a neat metaphor: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is Lanthimos with the gloves off, and it makes the absurd, amazing “The Lobster” seem like a warm and cuddly experience by comparison. Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos’ Ice-Blooded, Brilliant ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ With Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman [Cannes Review] 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’s but a week and a day until the Manolos take to the red carpet for the opening of the most glamorous summer event of the cinema year, the Cannes Film Festival. By coincidence, it’s also just a week and a day until the beginning of the sweaty, arduous, expensive, poorly nourished, constantly dehydrated, distinctly unglamorous queuing marathon that is the completely separate and unrelated Cannes Film Festival (For Critics). But for all its discomforts and inconveniences, when you get a lineup like this year, we wouldn’t have it any other way, except maybe to wish that the sandwich place nearest the Debussy line was just a bit more generous with the fillings. Continue reading The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2017 Cannes Film Festival at The Playlist.

If Colin Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos are the new Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, that’s just fine by us. The duo already paired on the excellent “The Lobster,” and have “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer” coming up (and rumored for a splashy Cannes Film Festival premiere). Now, they’re cooking up a third collaboration, but one that will take them to the small screen instead. Continue reading Yorgos Lanthimos & Colin Farrell Reteam For New Amazon Series at The Playlist.

It feels like spring is the best time to be a cinema lover: the Oscars and all the attendant politicking and campaigning are in the rearview mirror and the noisy blockbuster summer has not yet kicked into gear. In this mood of thankfulness, our thoughts tend to turn to Cannes aka Cinephile Christmas in May, as we start to wonder which of our Most Anticipated 2017 titles might show up on the Croisette. So while it’s still a way off, seeing as anticipation is almost as enjoyable as the festival itself, we’re bringing you this early list of the films we hope most will make it into the selection this year. Continue reading 21 Films We Hope To See In The Cannes 2017 Lineup at The Playlist.

In Yorgos Lanthimos we trust. The director behind “The Lobster,” one of the 25 Best Films Of 2016, is one of our favorite working directors, and it’s no surprise his next movie, “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer,” is one of our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2017. And now he’s giving us yet another reason to get excited as he heads to the small screen. Continue reading ‘The Lobster’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos & Kirsten Dunst Team For New AMC Series at The Playlist.

Look for the Writer’s Branch to reward films that may have less mainstream buzz, but a ton of industry respect such as “The Lobster,” “Hell or High Water” or even “Patterson.”  The latter is hard to exclude especially as Jim Jarmusch has still never been nominated for an Academy Award.  [Updated as of Sept. 28] These predictions will be updated when events dictate throughout the 2017 Oscar season. Contenders are listed alphabetically in each category. Continue reading 2017 Original Screenplay Oscar Predictions at The Playlist.

Haut et Court has acquired French rights to Yorgos Lanthimos’ new project The Killing of a Sacred DeerHanWay Films is handling international sales at Cannes.  The deal was brokered between Carole Scotta of Haut et Court and HanWay’s Director of Sales Chiara Gelardin. Colin Farrell reteams with the Lobster director in the film, which will be produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures. Deer is written by Lanthimos and his regular collaborator, Efthymis…