Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Killing of a Sacred Deer
|09.24.15||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015|
Another year of Fantastic Fest kicked off with this new film from the Dogtooth guy. I haven't seen Dogtooth but I've heard enough about it to get the gist... enough that I knew what I was in for with this anyway. A surprisingly well-known cast fills out this weird world where people must be in couples and if you don't then you get sent to this hotel where you have so long to find a match before you're turned into an animal.
A large part of this movie for me was about figuring out what the world's deal was. In that, I didn't really succeed. The tone of this movie is somewhere near a very dark comedy. I usually like dark humor, but some parts of this verged into territory that I don't think was supposed to be funny, so then it was just dark.
In the end, I didn't mind this, but I don't think I'd see it again. Colin Farrell has a gut in it. I guess so his identifying feature couldn't be that he's really handsome.
A note about the fest in general: Holy shit they have some TVs up in the lobby showing what's seating. I won't presume to take any credit for this (since I can't have been the only person to make this suggestion in the feedback survey... every year for the past 6 years), but dear lord and I happy it exists. Still not perfect, mind you, but a serious step in the right direction.
And what's up with the construction not being done? It's been like 3 years!