(Just a slight slump in the second half that holds it back from challenging Whiplash for me)
I miss when I worked in a movie theater when this came out and every shift I would watch a scene or two. I raved to everyone that it would win Best Picture. Wasn't necessarily incorrect...
I think Yorgos Lanthimos is Wes Anderson's evil twin brother.
I love them both dearly.
While I loved this enough based on execution and experience alone, I adore the way it explores the vicious cycle of justice and vengeance. It's a deeply unsettling film, made especially brilliant by the veiled insincerity of every character all the time. I'm on board for whatever Lanthimos does.