"Lanthimos is fascinated by communication, particularly language and tone. Often, watching one of his films feels like observing a different species. The basic structures of conversation are intact, but the characters speak in clipped phrases in monotones, as if every exchange serves an identical purpose. Suicide threats are discussed and received in the same tone as comments about the weather. Characters are obsessed by facts and figures; at one point, a newly-formed family sits for dinner as the father recites the exact weights of regulation basketballs and volleyballs. His wife and daughter are transfixed, as if this passes for true familial intimacy."

Read Mark Matousek's full review over here.