The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

An expertly crafted exercise in dread, a nightmare, an uneasy, formal affair, where the cast delivers their hilariously offbeat dialogue so absurdly flatly they almost sound like creatures failing to mimic human behaviour. The film pulses with black comedy in that way, as director Yorgos Lanthimos continues the expert control of tone he deployed in…

Last Flag Flying (2017)

Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” is a quasi-sequel to the 1973 film “The Last Detail”, being based on the sequel of the book that film was based on, and trading in many of the same themes. Some character names are unchanged, others aren’t, but Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell easily slide into the…