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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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You get so excited to talk about a movie sometimes and then you hit record and you’re like, “How the hell do I get across what this film made me feel like?” The Killing of a Sacred Deer is one of those films…entrancing, complex, difficult to summarize.

Basically, Colin Farrell plays a surgeon with a God complex who is hanging out with a teenager (Barry Keoghan) who he feels (although he’d never admit it) that he owes a debt to. When the teenager calls in the debt in a reality-shattering fashion, it’s Farrell’s wife (Nicole Kidman) and his two children who suffer for it.

We all really dug this, while admitting fully that it is not a film for everybody. Check out our review with Chris, Lara, Frank, and Ian.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.