The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

It’s an incredible time for independent filmmaking.  With production houses like A24 leading the frontline, indie movies are becoming a major force in the festival circuit and showing potential as serious Oscar contenders.  Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos has displayed great strengths as one of most competent indie filmmakers of recent years.  His 2015 black comedy film “The Lobster” did very well at festivals and even garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.  He is back this year with a psychological horror-thriller in the form of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Read more

Lion: Intense & Compelling – There Was Not a Dry Eye in The Theater [Review]

Lion: Intense & Compelling – There Was Not a Dry Eye in The Theater [Review]

This week I saw Lion with a friend who recommended it. I’d never heard of Lion, didn’t know what to expect and this was the director, Garth Davis’s ‘feature debut’ (he hadn’t made anything else that I could compare to) so I really had nothing to go on.  The trailer looked like a made-for-TV drama, at least to me, but then I’m a little unfair to movies (and trailers) that are not my preferred genre.  But when we bought our ticket, the box office guy told us that it was excellent and that we were in for a treat.  I still didn’t know what this movie was really about going in. Read more