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The hotel of online dating in Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster.'

‘The Lobster’ is a profound head-trip about the heart

Yorgos Lanthimos burst onto the scene in 2009 with his proclaimed “absurdist comedy” Dogtooth, that looked into family dynamics through a disturbed lens of abuse, incest, rape, and manipulation. In 2012 he returned with Alps, a slightly more palatable surrealist drama about a service that provides imitation phone calls for the recently deceased. In the opinion of this humble critic, Lanthimos exposed with Dogtooth, as Darren Aronofsky did with Pi and Requiem for a Dream, that he is a fearless filmmaker in terms of raw content, and that he is a visually accomplished artist as well. Continue reading ‘The Lobster’ is a profound head-trip about the heart

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