Head scratchers -- as movie lovers we’ve all encountered them. Sometimes their stubborn refusal to adhere to any type of convention or standard makes them fascinating and worthy of high praise; other times it’s just obnoxious. Ostensibly a darkly comic parable illustrating the dangers of parental coddling, director Giorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth
demands undivided attention and extraordinary patience on the part of the viewer -- an uncompromising approach that may prove a bit too much for some given the film’s unapologetically opaque, detached nature.
Nothing in Dogtooth comes easy. From the disorienting shot compositions to the bizarre behavior e...