“Lamb”: Beautiful and unsettling indie drama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing


“Lamb” opens Friday at the AMC Desert Star in Baraboo. Not rated, 1:37, three stars out of four.

A few years back, I went up to Door County to write a story on the filming of a movie there, “Feed the Fish.” Although Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub was the big name on the film, the stars were two affable actors I had never heard of before, Katie Aselton and Ross Partridge. They seemed like nice, affable people, suited to a fun lightweight romantic comedy.

But Aselton went on to write and direct the dark thriller “Black Rock,” while Partridge has now written, directed and stars in the beautiful and unsettling new drama “Lamb.” Don’t judge a book by its affable cover, I guess.

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