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If you’re looking for something unsettling and, as Jessica Kiang put it, “absolutely fucking brilliant,” look no further than “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.” The latest from director Yorgos Lanthimos — the filmmaker behind…

In the realm of modern auteurs, Yorgos Lanthimos stands apart. Enigmatic upon first glance, his filmography finds the details in the broadness of existential commentary. It is no wonder, then, that Lanthimos’ pictures focus on human connection, s…

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…

This is a reprint of our review from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. 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 Murph…

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.

Last year’s “The Lobster” caught many people by surprise. The incredibly strange, but hilarious story about a man who hopes to find a romantic partner before he gets turned in a lobster garnered rave reviews and award season chatter. Now, the film’s star and director are joining forces again in the upcoming “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” In the new trailer, it’s clear that director Yorgos Lanthimos is going in a different direction for his new film. Continue reading ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Trailer: It’s Time To Burn With Colin Farrell & Nicole Kidman at The Playlist.

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.