You can definitely feel a Lanthimos style sticking with every new work. Very well thought-out shots and settings always with an amazing color palette and unsettling dialogues and interactions. Not as striking as Dogtooth in my opinion, but without doubt very engaging and an effective treatment for your visual hunger.
2,5 / Good, and strange premises and plot, with metaphorically deep, and shocking moments. But the film seems waaay too long, I think because the second part, since the main character escapes from the hotel, which is not really developping the story, lose its speed, and finally gets stuck and confused.
Awesome head trip. The ending was great as well. It's a psychological film that makes you reevaluate love, impulsiveness and the way people react with one another. A warped love story that is truly dark and original. Definitely leaves you thinking and talking about it days later.
3-4. Mostly a winning combination of 'Discrete Charms of the Bourgeoisie', 'Sunrise: a Tale of Two Humans', and 'Last Year at Marienbad'. It unfortunately falls prey to some of the common weaknesses of cinematic art fairy tales; namely alien emotionality and lack of active conflict. But this movie does have a competent hold on the semiotics it wishes to tap into; and its messages are pretty fair.
"Loneliness is such a sad affair...and I can hardly wait...to be with you again". That is a lyric from The Carpenters' immortal classic, Superstar. That lyric also sums up what I feel The Lobster is about. It is a very daring movie that touches upon the hell of loneliness vs. the hell of true love far better than most movies I've seen that directly deal with the subject.