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KILLING OF A SACRED DEER 2

Polarizing is a nice way to describe the work of writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos, who creates profoundly upsetting movies by cutting into seemingly stable lives, exposing all the illness that’s been festering for quite some time. Efforts like “Dogtooth” and “The Lobster” aren’t easy pictures to digest, but for more adventurous viewers, Lanthimos tends to reward patience with an incredible command of strangeness, utilizing a static style of direction that favors observation over manipulation, forcing the audience to pick up on feral behaviors and subtle turns of fantasy. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” rivals “Dogtooth” in terms of sheer unease, and it reinforces just how skilled Lanthimos is with this style of storytelling, summoning a range of horror that’s hypnotic to watch.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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