Yorgos Lanthimos

Movie Review - 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' Will Simultaneously Creep You Out and Make You Think

Last year, a curious thing about Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster was its flat, monotone dialogue. The characters spoke plainly, at times hilarious so, and it shaped the rest of the film and imprinted a style similar to Wes Anderson. While Anderson presents characters with wild eccentricities, Lanthimos’ characters are, simply put, mundane in comparison. For The Lobster, this style came off as odd but it worked well with the themes and humor. It made their matter-of-fact statements that much more laughable. Lanthimos continues this style with bizarre results in The Killing of a Sacred Deer...