The Lobster – 7.5/10

Just an incredibly traumatising cinematic experience…

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Anyone familiar with Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ most famous work Dogtooth will know not to expect a barrel of laughs from his latest effort The Lobster. If you were thinking Lanthimos’ first experience with an English speaking feature film and an all star cast might result in a more conventional film then you would be bang wrong. Oh boy would you be wrong. The Lobster is unsettling, jarring, genuinely hard to watch at times, but somehow still occasionally funny.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin – 7.5/10

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Shocking and difficult to watch in places. This tale of boys childhood gone horrifically wrong is not for the faint hearted but it is powerful and gripping. Ezra Miller is excellent as the teenage Kevin. There is a shot near the end of the film that will stay with you for a very long time.