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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★

    Usually, when I first watch a movie, as soon as it’s over I jump online to record my first-blush star rating, then adjust it later if time has reshaped my reaction to it. Within minutes of finishing The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I opened its Letterboxd page, went to enter my rating…and just stared at the screen. I had no idea what to give it.

    This wasn’t my first ride at the Yorgos Lanthimos Fun Park. I’d already seen…

  • The Apple

    The Apple

    Let me take a moment to explain why I gave The Apple a one-star rating and put it on my Liked list—very, very high on my Liked list—at the same time:

    Someday in the future, if you and I get to know each other on a personal basis, I will almost certainly sit you down and share with you The Apple, as I have with dozens of friends before you. You will watch the opening musical number, and as you…