THE LODGE
2019, 100 min, Dir: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

With their second feature, the duo behind GOODNIGHT MOMMY take horror cinema to unfathomable new heights and delivers what may be the scariest film of the year. Riley Keough is Grace, a young woman in a relationship with a man (Richard Armitage) who has been reluctant to introduce her to his two kids due to the suicide of their mother. A planned bonding weekend trip goes horribly awry when Grace becomes isolated in the family’s winter cabin with the kids as stocks dwindle, nerves strain and strange occurrences begin. With razor-sharp performances and chilling visuals, THE LODGE is a jigsaw puzzle of a horror film whose scares intensify as it comes together, leaving in its wake a trail of uneasy and unforgettable climaxes.


THE LOBSTER
2015, A24, 119 min, Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. After several romantic misadventures, David decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world and ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as the Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him.


THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
2017, A24, 109 min, UK/Ireland, Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

Almost guaranteed to spark debate, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (THE LOBSTER) journey into the heart of darkness is both a thriller and a parable on the evil of inaction. Colin Farrell is Steven, a brilliant neurosurgeon whose clinical attitude extends to his personal life; his interactions with his family feel as regimented as post-surgery conversations with colleagues. But Steven also has a strange friendship with Martin (Barry Keoghan), an awkward 16-year-old. Things take a bizarre turn when Martin tries to bring Steven into his family and makes the doctor a frightening proposition - a choice that will determine who lives and who dies. The uniformly great cast includes Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.


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