The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Yorgos LanthimosEfthymis Filippou
Cast:  Nicole KidmanColin Farrell, Barry Keoghan


The newest feat by one-of-a-kind director Yorgos Lanthimos is actually as disturbing as apparently intended to be: inspired by a greek tragedy, it shows the characters inevitably marching towards a family related near impossible decision. This paired with Lanthimos’ stone-cold detachment in directing and writing creates a barren environment for a discussion that gets morally interesting, but ultimately too caught up in its own world for its own good.


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BiteSize Recommends (4) – Movies


So I wanted to write a full review on these three titles, but I’m lazy. Therefore, the following movies are strongly recommended:

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Get Out (2017) Short Review

Directed by: Jordan Peele
Written by: Jordan Peele


This movie stirred up a lot of hype when it came out, and as soon as I began watching it, I understood why: it basically addresses a pressing racial issue with an incredibly creative, out of the box and moving narrative, featuring great dialogues and performances.


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Hunger (2008) Short Review

Directed by: Steve McQueen
Written by: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen


Hunger tells a story about limits and beliefs. It’s a movie about strength, conviction and conflict. The conception of its storytelling comes from a quiet, observing place, in need of different points of view in order to show the facts, atmosphere and endurance of its reality.

The acting its strenuously real in this movie. McQueen’s directing strength might be in his stylized yet documental vision of the world, which appears through the cracks of this film’s long shots and unexplained narrative choices. His allusions to Jesus Christ, for example, are all over Hunger, as a metaphor that would better illustrate Bobby Sands’ fight and works in a most subtle way. Continue reading “Hunger (2008) Short Review”

The Handmaiden (2016); ‘Ah-Ga-Ssi’ Short Review

Directed by: Chan-wook Park
Written by: Sarah Waters (novel “The Fingersmith”), Seo-kyeong Jeong (screenplay)


Chan-wook Park’s new take on “The Fingersmith” is incredibly beautiful. The poetic atmosphere of the film reveals so much pathology, admiration, sexuality and sadness without losing its subtlety – on dialogues or sequences. The film is a result of strong cinematography studies, paired with great acting and incredible script sensibility.


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