Killing of a Sacred Deer

January 4, 2018

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Starring: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan; Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery; Age: +16; Time: 121min

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob and 14-year-old Kim. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.