The Shining meets Funny Games but with a dash of Yorgos’ darkly deadpan humor. The Killing of the Sacred Deer is a lot to chew on and reminds me of watching The Lobster but instead of feeling the melancholia of The Lobster I was filled with the dread that kept building and building until it became almost too much. Such a twisted, sadistic film, but I loved every second of it.
Beyond speechless, beyond words, beyond anything I can think of at the moment. A life changing and cinema changing film is what I’ve witnessed. Barry Lyndon has blown me away in every single regard. Never have I seen a film so beautiful, so well acted, so well directed, so well shot, so well designed in such a very, very long time. If I had any doubts that Stanley Kubrick isn’t a master then they’ve been thrown in the fucking incinerator.…
Studio: All right, Spike. What do you got for us?
Spike Lee: Ok so let's do an Oldboy remake!
Studio: Ok that's great and doesn't sound like a complete waste of time! So tell us some of the changes you'll be making.
Spike Lee: Ok so let's make Oh Dae Su's name Joe!
Studio: Sure! Why not?!
Spike Lee: Let's also make Oh Dae Su in this version basically Superman where he feels no pain from every stab or…
If you hate happiness, music, romance, crying, laughter, or jazz, this film is not for you. If you like any of these things you'll be in agreement that La La Land is the best film of 2016. Half of my class was bawling (especially Brittany) after this film. More thoughts to come but HOT DAMN Damien Chazelle hits it out of the park again! He is unstoppable and we must all appreciate and cherish him.