yorgos lanthimos


V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Emma Stone waits her turn

Film Review

The Favourite

Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise

The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Film Review

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Absurdist filmmaker scares up a new film

The Killing of a Sacred Deer looks gorgeous in its own grim, spare way and builds an air of tension and mystery, but lacks director Yorgos Lanthimos' usual deadpan sense of humor.
V.25 No.22 | 6/2/2016
The Lobster

Film Review

The Lobster

Absurdist romance makes monkeys out of us all

Is The Lobster a comedy or a tragedy? A sci-fi film or a mind-bending fantasy? A romance or ... whatever the exact opposite of that is?