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Ten Fav Films Of 2010

by BOBBY BROWNE

A twisted cautionary fable about a deranged couple raising their grown children in Pavlovian captivity, “Dogtooth” takes allegorical aim at all forms of social conditioning, at the way not just our families, but our governments, our religions and our media fundamentally shape who we are. Yet the film operates on such a primal, alien wavelength—unfolding like singular science fiction, its tone wavering from dreamy to coldly clinical to vaguely menacing, often within the space of a single scene—that it eludes tidy topical allusion
A.A Dowd