|Title:||Killing of a Sacred Deer|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Lobster
|09.22.17||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2017|
Then I saw the new Jorgos Yanthimos movie. I think I liked The Lobster a little more than this one (and I didn't really LOVE the Lobster), but this was pretty good as well. Everyone talks in the near-monotone way as The Lobster, but I think that style worked better in that film because the whole world was a bit off kilter. Here, these people are supposed to be actual humans living on Earth so the dialogue bothered me a bit.
They had the kid from Dunkirk here for a Q&A and he mentioned that the style of delivery really came from the way that the lines were written in the script. It wasn't explicit direction from Yorgos, he said he just saw that Colin Farrell was doing it that way and went along, but it's also hard to say the dialogue any other way.
Once the real crux of the film presents itself, I liked it more. It builds to a climactic scene at the end which was the highlight for me.