Greek enfant terrible Lanthimos's latest outing is his least squirm-inducing as well as his most visually daring – perhaps because he is, for once, not working from his own script. The Favourite was written by an unlikely duo: Australian TV scenarist Tony McNamara and British historian/first-time screenwriter Deborah Davis, who for twenty years had been pitching a dramatization of the… read more!
Movies Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (in alphabetical order)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
You want to talk about "not for the squeamish"? The first shot of The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a horrifyingly long closeup of open heart surgery. Whether it's the most graphic image you'll see in the film is not something I'll reveal here; the point is that the shot not only sets up the story, it also sets you on… read more!
Yorgos Lanthimos may be the spiritual child of David Lynch, but the Greek filmmaker has already proven to have a unique, distinctive voice. The Lobster, his English language debut, is reminiscent of his earlier Dogtooth – the only one of the director's features I've seen – in that it infuses an obviously absurdist setup with bone-dry humor and punctuates it with unexpected outbursts of gruesome… read more!