‘Lamb’ review: Woolly, low-keyed supernatural winner from Iceland is guided by ‘Dragon Tattoo’ star Noomi Rapace

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Blinding snow, heavy breathing from an unseen force: The first few seconds of “Lamb” suggests Liam Neeson has returned for another wintry exercise in human-on-human revenge. But no! There’s nothing predictable or formulaic about this masterly exercise in incremental, calmly framed tension and uneasy human/animal coexistence. Even with a slight misjudgment in the final minutes — it feels incomplete, somehow — it’s the most assured debut in the supernatural thriller genre (it’s not a horror movie) since “The Witch” five years ago. “Lamb” comes from first-time feature film director/co-writer Vald…

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