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What's your favorite?

haven't seen any
1 (5.9%)
don't like any
2 (11.8%)
other
0 (0%)
Dogtooth
4 (23.5%)
Alps
3 (17.6%)
The Lobster
5 (29.4%)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
1 (5.9%)
The Favourite
1 (5.9%)
Poor Things
0 (0%)
My Year of Rest and Relaxation
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Author Topic: Lanthimos, Yorgos  (Read 1942 times)

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Lanthimos, Yorgos
« on: January 19, 2017, 04:58:18 PM »
Maybe I'll add picture of him here at some point.

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 05:26:51 PM »
Don't stop. It feels like heaven.

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 06:01:19 PM »
The Lobster  (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015)
This is one of those films that opens with a wonderful, inventive, well executed setup and then ... keeps going. Keeps going in a good way, in that it stays inventive and always finds new directions to go in; but keeps going in a bad way in that it doesn't deliver on the fantastic promise of its setup. I admire and hate that choice, simultaneously. It's still a good film, maybe very good even, but I wish it had committed to telling the story it started to tell rather than just sort of riffing on other cool ideas that are maybe no less interesting but not nearly as satisfying. With the loners, for example, it made sense to me, thematically, that their rules were as orthodox as those in coupled society mirroring the way modern opposition political parties have to oppose absolutely everything the other stands for. Narratively, though, that choice is a bit too schematic, for my tastes. The film's soundtrack is a bit annoying at times, but the cinematography is always lovely, setting just the right tone for this dystopian story.
Grade: B

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 08:20:43 PM »
1. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
2. The Lobster
3. Dogtooth

4. The Favourite
5. Alps

« Last Edit: June 16, 2019, 12:56:46 AM by 1SO »

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 11:41:51 PM »
That sounds about right, pix. I still have it among the best of the year, but there are major problems I have with the second half (mostly in its length) that keep it far away from perfection.
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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 05:18:03 AM »
The Lobster
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I voted for liked none. I don't know that I will watch his next.

That sounds about right, pix. I still have it among the best of the year, but there are major problems I have with the second half (mostly in its length) that keep it far away from perfection.

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 06:13:20 AM »

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 08:14:07 AM »
The Lobster
Dogtooth
Poor Things
The Favourite

Alps
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 09:06:32 AM »
Alps
The Lobster

Dogtooth

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Re: Lanthimos, Yorgos
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 09:59:04 AM »
Alpeis (Alps)
The Favourite
Kynodontas (Dogtooth)
The Lobster
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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