The director of The Lobster trades humor for horror in the nightmarish Killing Of A Sacred Deer

The first thing we see and can never unsee in The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is a gaping chest cavity: flesh and bone parted to expose the organ inside, pumping frantically away in extreme close-up. To open with open-heart surgery sends an awfully clear message: Abandon all hope/concern that Yorgos Lanthimos, the now…

Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell get creepy in trailer for The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

With 2015’s The Lobster, Greek weirdo auteur Yorgos Lanthimos achieved a surprising level of mainstream success in the States, given his film was about a dystopian alternate reality where people are turned into animals if they fail to find a mate in 45 days. But whereas that film was a darkly comic drama, bordering on…

Disney confirms Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton for Tim Burton’s Dumbo remake

Earlier this year, we reported that both Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell were circling big roles in Tim Burton’s live-action remake of Dumbo, and Disney finally took some time off from Star Wars and Marvel announcements over the weekend to confirm the Dumbo movie’s cast. According to Collider, Keaton and Farrell will…

Colin Farrell might be the one to believe in Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake

Variety reports that Colin Farrell is the latest big-name star to enter talks to take the lead in Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo remake for Disney. Farrell would play the father of the kids who befriend the flying elephant, a part previously offered to Will Smith, Chris Pine, and Casey Affleck, all of whom passed it…

Colin Farrell to play sexy Oliver North for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Amazon series

According to Variety, Colin Farrell will be reuniting with Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos for a new Amazon miniseries about Oliver North and the Iran-Contra scandal. Naturally, handsome Irishman Colin Farrell will play not-so-disgraced military man Oliver North, and though we don’t know much about the specifics of…

The Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them can’t find itself

Patchy but occasionally charming, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them delivers most of what has come to be expected from J.K. Rowling’s book series and its successful film adaptations: a hidden world of wizards, prejudices, and bureaucracies, threatened by fascist dark forces from within;…

Alicia Silverstone will probably get weird in new film from The Lobster director

Let’s be real, this probably hasn’t happened since 1995, but it’s time to get really excited about something Alicia Silverstone is doing. You see, the Silverstonaissance (Silverstone Age?) is nigh. According to Deadline, the erstwhile Cher Horowitz has been cast in the next film from The Lobster director Yorgos…

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…

Touring the surreal dystopias of The Lobster and High-Rise

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise are both dystopian black comedies. Both are set mostly in one building, both feature gruesome violence, both have a lonely bachelor for a protagonist, and both were made in the UK— but other than that, they’ve got basically nothing in common. On this week’s…