"...Find true love in 45 days, or you’ll be turned into a crustacean. It sounds like the setup for a Disney fairy tale, but in his English-language debut The Lobster, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos re-envisions this fantastical conceit as a metaphor for the pains and perils of being in or out of a relationship...."
"...Consider The Lobster, the latest salvo from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, and his first English-language feature. Much like his home-school nightmare Dogtooth, The Lobster presents a very controlled, mannered universe in which the set of rules are firmly in place..."
"...Finding a significant other isn't easy, but nobody's single forever in The Lobster – unless they have perfect aim with a tranquilizer gun...."
"...Garbo's is a household name around Austin these days, and owner Heidi Garbo's impressive road to success is one that ought to be taught in business school – something she herself eschewed in favor of trial by experience. Born in a small town in southeastern Connecticut and raised all along the coast, Garbo witnessed the lobster industry up close (her dad and uncle started Garbo Lobster Enterprise) before doing what many New Englanders do: move south..."
"...Some say the noble lobster roll was invented when Lee Radziwill, lecturing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on the crassness of her striped twinset, momentarily lost herself in gesticulation and dropped her hot dog off the side of Aristotle's yacht. Not one to let a good bun go to waste, she promptly dove into the sea, returning with the makings of a culinary masterpiece..."
"...I was serious. There is little difference between roaches and lobsters or crabs, and most beef cattle are indeed shot in the forehead..."
"...The owners of Dock and Roll Diner, a trailer that specializes in lobster rolls, recently returned from the Lobster Rumble competition in New York. Although they did not come home with any medals from the prestigious competition, they arguably came back with something better – a new muse for their menu...."
"...A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the great state of Maine. In two short days, I had lobster four times..."
"...Based on the novel of the same name and a shorter work entitled Night Light by My Beautiful Laundrette's Hanif Kureishi, and directed by Patrice Chéreau of Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, Intimacy grapples, sweatily, with the notion of modern love lodged in a void, in this case London. The film has netted a raft of awards already, not to mention some raised eyebrows thanks to Chéreau's insistence on turning the camera on his lovers Claire (Kerry Fox of Shallow Grave) and Jay (Mark Rylance) as they tussle about on the dingy floor and quickly turn lobster-red from their exertions..."
"...Luther Waxling (Hopper, in a brilliant embodiment of a self-serving huckster). When Martin's lack of cash proves a turn-off to the good doctor, Martin turns for help to Waxling's assistant Marie (Douglas), who aspires to sell her unproduced horror screenplay about a “spine sucker” that looks like “a gangrene penis with a lobster claw” and a heroine who is “a fully realized, multi-dimensional character with huge breasts.” Martin and Marie go to New York to get some fast cash through the contacts of a business acquaintance played by Walken..."
"...The actors are all very charismatic, and the performances are uniformly excellent, but even they can't make the ridiculous second half work -- a shame considering the promise held by the great first 45 minutes. Still, it's not a total waste of time and fans may want to see it just for the beginning and the exciting gunfighting set pieces and, who knows, with hilarious nicknames like “Lobster” and “Holland Boy,” coupled with the occasional appearance of the bizarre goofiness for which director Jing is known, maybe the whole enterprise was designed as a camp throwaway..."
"...Although Marquis has decidedly political overtones -- set just prior to the fall of the Bastille, it's rife with proletariat rhetoric -- its unabashed, cartoony sexuality will make even the prurient eyebrow arch. (A scene in which a lobster is used to bugger a willing but unsuspecting Ambert is unbelievable.) Indeed, the film's most memorable scenes are played between the imprisoned Marquis -- as in “de Sade” -- and his uncircumcised penis, a large and erect fellow frustrated with his owner's propensity to relieve himself through his writings as opposed to other means..."
"...Everyone enjoys feasting on a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but is 25 minutes of eating really worth the hours of peeling, brining, roasting, and clean-up? Why not enjoy turkey (or lobster or Tofurkey) and all the fixings from a top local restaurant? No one has to know you never lifted a finger...."
"...Garbo's Fresh Maine LobsterVarious locations, 512/350-9814 www.garboslobsteratx.com..."
"...Dock & Roll Diner "For fresh lobster rolls from hometown boys with Austin charm. We love the chicken fried bacon on their lobster B.L.T..."
"...The latest film from radical Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) made its Texas debut in September during Fantastic Fest, but the actor flew in dressed for an Irish autumn, not for the 90-degree heat of Austin. "I came in the heaviest clothes I had," said Keoghan..."
"...Viewers who discovered Lanthimos through his recent international successes with the films Dogtooth and The Lobster (for which Lanthimos was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar, along with his regular writing partner Efthymis Filippou, who returns for Sacred Deer) may search fruitlessly for the strong absurdist streak that made those previous two films so enticing to them. Unlike Dogtooth and The Lobster, Sacred Deer is set in a more ordinary and recognizable here and now..."
"...This week Don and Cathy Miller promise to bring many more baskets of blackberries, so they might last until 10 o’ clock. Hill Country Homestyle Canning will also be bringing blackberries to the Barton Creek Market. [image-2] So how about that Lobster Roll I was so excited about last week? It was fantastic! Garbo’s Lobster Rolls, what can I say, we are so lucky, folks..."
"...The book is $40 plus tax, available at the farm. [image-2] Exciting Barton Creek News: Hold onto your hats, but a lobster stand is going to open! Garbo’s Fresh Lobster is going to be flying Lobster in from Maine..."