The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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Yorgos Lanthimos directs Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan in this existential thriller about a heart surgeon whose family comes under threat from an ingratiating teenage boy and a seemingly mystical curse. 

Chilling, eerie and deadpan. While Lanthimos has far more pleasure in slowly drip feeding us the stakes than delivering on any conclusions, this will still haunt you in an arthouse safe kinda way. Like Funny Games mixed briskly with a fairy tale.

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