Last year, a curious thing about Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster
was its flat, monotone dialogue. The characters spoke plainly, at times hilarious so, and it shaped the rest of the film and imprinted a style similar to Wes Anderson. While Anderson presents characters with wild eccentricities, Lanthimos’ characters are, simply put, mundane in comparison. For The Lobster
, this style came off as odd but it worked well with the themes and humor. It made their matter-of-fact statements that much more laughable.
Lanthimos continues this style with bizarre results in The Killing of a Sacred Deer...