Featured

Movie Review – ‘The Lobster’

  • anon

    Reilly’s hand in the toaster scene is vaguely funny at first (due to his past credits?) then very sad and weirdly moving. The tone of this movie is great – gut laughs and existential eeriness, comingled. I agree this movie was totally misunderstood and poorly reviewed. It also never made it to theaters here in the US. I wanted to pay to see it in a theater but I had to download a torrent of it for free? What a world.

    • Nathanael Hood

      Tell me about it…

  • anon

    btw, there is one male-male couple in the “Couples Dining Room” scene. Back and to the right.

    • Nathanael Hood

      No joke? Man…I really tried hard to find at least one gay couple…

  • rocio

    I only watched half of the movie, completely hate it, but 2 things:
    1) I believe I spotted the gay couple in the dining room as well and
    2) I don’t believe the guests were “serviced” in the traditional meaning of that phrase. I believe they were forcibly aroused but denied completion. In a bid, perhaps, to make them more desperate to find a mate. I believe this is the case from the way the main character was pleading with the maid and telling her it was cruel, just cruel for them to do that to him. And, also, probably why the other character could not refrain from masturbating if they kept pushing him to the edge so much.

  • Aus Dude

    Correction. Davids parents where matched on a strength. They were both good at maths. Not all the couples were matched on a weakness. Most of them were.

    • Aus Dude

      Sorry not David. I mean the guy with the limp. His parents. His mother was turned into a wolf.

      The horrifying thing about this film for me was the way that it was commonly held belief, like many religious and political beliefs we have, that they are actually turned into an animal. The audience, not part of the distopia, know that they will of course be simply killed and perhaps their body used for organ donation or pet food or whatever…

      I thought the acting was very cleaver too with all the characters acting subtly robotic and submissive. The scene in which the three guys have a “fight” is brilliant. They are just the worst at fighting. Just another indication that they have no spirit at all.

@TYFofficial on Twitter
@TYFofficial on Instagram
@TYFofficial on Spotify