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A dive into the twisted psychology of Dogtooth

According to psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, our personalities are formed through our relationship to language as we encounter things, and seek to explain who we are in relation to them. This is a completely personal: no one person has ever been – or ever will be able to experience this in the exact same way, because […]

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One Sheet: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2016)

In their English-language debut The Lobster (2016), frequent collaborators Yorgos Lanthimos (director, co-writer) and Efthymis Filippou (co-writer) imagine two radically different, yet equally oppressive societies: an authoritarian government and its underground rebellion, both of which deprive their followers of true human connection. The alienation enforced by both systems is beautifully captured in Vasilis Marmatakis’ simple, […]