A perfectly fine entertainment for when you’re on vacation and your Aunt wants to go to the movies. It moves quick enough to give the impression of excitement: the camera can barely stay still and the choppy editing gives early scenes a hyperactive rhythm which prevents full investment. You can’t really get your hands around anything that’s happening on screen either because it’s not materially there, it’s moving by too quickly, or you’re just thinking of other adventure movies this…
Nicolas Cage plays a hermetic truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness. His sole companion is his beloved truffle pig, and the only human contact he has had in the past decade is with Amir (Alex Wolff), a young and wealthy entrepreneur who buys the truffles Rob forages. Late one night, Rob is beaten and his pig stolen, and he must return to civilization to retrieve his beloved Pig.
The plot description primes an audience for a John…
Heard joke once:
Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels burdened by the bourgeoisie's capacity for violence and need for control.
Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The comedic director Yorgos Lanthimos made a new film. Go see it. That should give you comfort."
Man bursts into tears. Says,
"But doctor...I am Yorgos Lanthimos."