It’s a hollow tale of vengeance led by a protagonist whose mainly defined by his tendency toward martyrdom.
Bart Layton’s American Animals is a heist film at heart, albeit one that hews closely to the historical record.
The characters’ emotional vacancy feels like another auteurist tic to which Lanthimos is dauntlessly committed.
The metronomic precision of director Christopher Nolan’s cinema is foregrounded in Dunkirk.
A blackly comic performance by Colin Farrell provides the emotional anchor for Yorgos Lanthimos’s film.
It distinguishes itself from Pual Greengrass’s films by virtue of its close attention to political and moral ambiguities.