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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Zero stars out of four
That’s zero stars folks. Zero.

Two doctors walk down a hallway. They dispassionately discuss a subject with clinical precision, outlining details of what is critical to their decision making. They offer one another opposing viewpoints, but agree on a key area. They are not talking about a patient, an ailment, or a procedure. They are discussing a timepiece.

If this conversation sounds like an interesting one to you, then The Killing of a Sacred Deer may be your kind of movie.  A two hour slog through a supposed thriller plot, the film offers actors reciting lines with near ambivalence, part of a calculated attempt on the part of filmmakers to focus the attention of the viewer on something other than their performance. Something. Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer