Co-written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone and Barry Keoghan. At the heart of the story is a charismatic surgeon who’s forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister…
I remember enjoying The Lobster (2015), – the last Yorgos Lanthimos movie I watched. Therefore, I’m thinking and hoping that this is unlikely to disappoint. There’s also the wonderfully full beard that Colin Farrell is sporting. I at least need to look at that a little more.
Anne Heche’s performance as a bitter struggling artist and Amy Hill’s turn as ‘crazy aunt Charlie’ are the two main highlights of Catfight.
Starring Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone and Amy Hill, Catfight is a dark drama / comedy about the long standing rivalry between two former college friends; a rivalry that turns into brutal, life altering fights.
The source of the humour in Catfight is mostly tragedy. This is probably part of the reason why I didn’t laugh a lot. In some ways I found the main characters to be too ridiculously ‘unthinking’ in some of their key choices. With Catfight, you’re essentially watching grown ups behaving badly towards one another in ways that don’t necessarily feel completely justified. The characters are in the most part, not likeable – even some the ones I found myself feeling sorry for.
The general idea of this movie is a good one, but the execution could have been less awkward in parts. How far could this story have gone with Quentin Tarantino’s writing brain and his budget behind it? I also wonder whether the edit may have helped to kill this film. Right now, theres a chance that I may enjoy Catfight more after a second viewing. I’ll certainly update this post should I go down that seemingly crazy route.
Also, for anyone who’s ever wondered what the voice of a six year old girl sounds like on a grown adult woman, Catfight absolutelyhas the answer.
Starring Sandra Oh, Anne Heche and Alicia Silverstone, Catfight is the story of two bitter rivals who bump into each other at a glamorous event one evening and naturally of course, what follows is fisticuffs and an all-out brawl that lasts some years…
Written and directed by Onur Tukel, I’m ready for the peculiar madness of grown up women behaving very, very badly indeed.