This was a lot of fun! The pacing was weird as shit and it felt a little long, but Saoirse is fantastic and it all looks stunning. This is the year of cunnilingus-heavy period pieces!!
This movie is so fucking funny and so perfectly cast, designed, and styled! Dan Gilroy came for a Q&A after and here are a few highlights from that:
-on the film being on Netflix: “you guys can pause and go to Med Men then keep watching!”
-“I am way off the reservation in terms of my work and I will probably never come back”
-The films he said influenced this one are The Player (which he actually recreates a specific shot from) and American Psycho
-“art is more than a commodity”
Ok I am at a double bill w/ this and The Lobster. There was a Q&A with Lanthimos moderated by Common (lmao) and an elderly man used the 1st question to ask, with utter outrage, “is it true that you killed a donkey during the filming of The Lobster and a rabbit in this one?” And Yorgos laughed which shockingly did not satisfy the man.
Anyways this is a masterpiece