Jeremy Nyhuis

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Favorite films

  • Cluny Brown
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Sparrow
  • Daisy: The Story of a Facelift

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  • Hardware

    ★★★★

  • Dogtooth

  • Masques

    ★★★★

  • Cruella

    ★★

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  • Hardware

    Hardware

    ★★★★

    Inexplicably terrifying, not least for its jarring tonal shifts: Richard Stanley's direction appears as flummoxed by the material as its characters are by the government-mandated robotic antagonist (decked in American flag paint, natch) unleashed upon them, which contributes to the overwhelming sense of unease. Sort of like The Terminator recast as a Pyunesque chamber piece, the film alternates between moody boredom and shocking violation, while also making room for some hokey comedy that probably should have been excised from the…

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    If you believed the press you'd think ⁠Lanthimos's film ushered in a fresh new voice in contemporary cinema, but it's really just a clinical variant of Korine's Gummo: aloof, morbid, and completely joyless, with intermittent shock effects⁠—casual incest, cat mutilations⁠—to keep viewers on their toes (or, presumably, from falling asleep). Despite showing no interest in the modern world, ⁠Lanthimos's detached bemusement is unequivocally a product of it; if he displayed any filmmaking talent I might tolerate his insular whims (as I do Ari Aster), but after the seventh or so generically positioned medium shot I had checked myself out from whatever game Lanthimos is playing here.

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