Dogtooth ★★★★

(Yorgos Lanthimos ranking)

Certainly the best Yorgos Lanthimos movie I've seen.

The director's deadpan dialogue style lends itself incredibly well to the disturbing nature of Dogtooth. It amplifies the disparity between what we find normal and what we find abnormal.

His direction has a clear individualism, not only in the dialogue delivery but in his ability to create tension and discomfort with ease. Dogtooth has that in abundance, far more than The Favourite or The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

I thought Angeliki Papoulia's acting was amazing as the older daughter and she had the standout performance of the movie for me. The rest of the family are all still great in their respected roles too but Angeliki is obviously the star.

Dogtooth is definitely not a movie for the faint hearted. It creeps you out and burrows down into your psyche the more the film goes on. Despite this there is a certain beauty to the visuals which totally juxtaposes the actions you're seeing played out in front of you. But in a way, it only helps to perturb you even more.

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