Alicia Silverstone will probably get weird in new film from The Lobster director

Let’s be real, this probably hasn’t happened since 1995, but it’s time to get really excited about something Alicia Silverstone is doing. You see, the Silverstonaissance (Silverstone Age?) is nigh. According to Deadline, the erstwhile Cher Horowitz has been cast in the next film from The Lobster director Yorgos…

Touring the surreal dystopias of The Lobster and High-Rise

Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise are both dystopian black comedies. Both are set mostly in one building, both feature gruesome violence, both have a lonely bachelor for a protagonist, and both were made in the UK— but other than that, they’ve got basically nothing in common. On this week’s…

Colin Farrell is looking for love—or else—in an exclusive The Lobster mini-trailer

There’s nothing in theaters this week (or any other) quite like The Lobster, the alternately funny and horrifying new movie from Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos. The film envisions a world where people are forced to find romantic companionship under penalty of being transformed into an animal. Most choose dogs, but…

From self-induced amnesia to DIY dystopia: 8 tips for keeping a strange family secret

Does your family have a dark, bizarre, or possibly ridiculous secret that needs keeping? Worry no more, because The A.V. Club has dug high and low, across daytime soap opera and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, to find you eight surefire, completely feasible solutions for any and all issues of consanguineal…

Here’s the trailer for The Lobster, one of our favorites from this year’s Cannes

The A.V. Club’s own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky called the The Lobster, the latest surreal, darkly comedic film from Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos, “funny,” “unsettling,” and, “occasionally gruesome” when he watched it at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now, you can see for yourself—in bite-sized trailer form, at…

Cannes gave out its awards this weekend, with some surprises

The Cannes Film Festival wound down this weekend, with Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan picking up the Palme d’Or—the most prestigious award in all of film festivaldom—at the closing ceremony. This came as a big surprise, given that Audiard’s immigrant drama/vigilante thriller wasn’t considered a major contender on the…

Natural born thrillers: 18 directors who haven’t made a horror film, but should

Looked at one way, most of David Lynch’s movies are horror movies. Is there a more petrifying moment in cinema than the Winkie’s diner scene in Mulholland Dr.? Is there a more menacing monster than Dennis Hopper’s gas-huffing pervert gangster in Blue Velvet? And what genuine “master of horror” has conceived of a…