Produced by Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures
Directed by Taika Waititi
Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Produced and Distributed by A24
Written and Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Produced by Armory Films
Directed by Dee Rees
Screenplay by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, from the novel by Hillary Jordan
Distributed by Netflix
Two years ago, I swore off Marvel films. With the exception of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002), there’s not a one of the 50 or so other superhero productions that exhibits a scrap of genuine wit, despite the actors cocking their eyebrows to say otherwise while delivering their supposedly arch lines.
I confess bulging muscles stuffed into colorful spandex are not my cup of entertainment these days. Although, to be fair, I’m sure they would have been 65 years ago. But then there were only cheesy black-and-white serials featuring such comic-book eminences as Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon. While I eagerly awaited each new chapter at my town’s cinema, even at ten years old I could tell they weren’t cinematic art.
So I was going...