The Killing of Sacred Deer

The Killing of  Sacred Deer

Photo by Jima (Atsushi Nishijima)/Courtesy of A24

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Thu., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 27, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 28, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. 2017
Imagine a remake of Cape Fear shot like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, with Max Cady recast as a child, and you’ll have some idea of the strangeness of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. It was one of the most divisive titles at this year’s Cannes festival, thanks to its delirious story and aggressively arty stylization — and it’s sure to continue to divide audiences now that it’s finally coming out. It’s the kind of picture where emotions are almost (almost) always played in cool, deadpan fashion — even as characters’ lives collapse around them — and narrative logic is strained until it goes fully absurd.

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