"I don't want to talk about it"
Neither do I, Lisa
"Everything I am today... came for you"
The Safide's bring an unflinching authenticity to this film that feels bold and ballsy... like a hell-hound without a leash. These are the people we are raised to turn our cheek to; the one's we are taught to ignore, but this film see's us as invisible and just back drop to these people. It ignores us. These people are in their own world, in their own heaven, or maybe even hell. Whatever it is, it makes us feel disgusting, claustrophobic, anxious... but it feels so normal to them.
Requiem for a Dream can piss off.
You aren't on earth when you're watching The Killing of a Sacred Deer. You're somewhere like it, but everywhere you look, there's something so slightly off. Much like you aren't watching humans interact with each other during this film. You're just watching people interact with each other in a way that feels only slightly non-human. This is the genius of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Being possibly one of the most alien films since Under The Skin, this is…
"We're only given our hearts and bodies once..."
I felt like I was actually in Italy while watching this. I felt like I was watching two people I know fall in love with each other before my very eyes. At times, I wanted to dance with Oliver, and even cry with Elio. Just a powerful piece of cinema.