The fantastical, unmistaken worlds of Yorgos Lanthimos and Hayao Miyazaki.
The problem with Yorgos for me is that his movies are always varying degrees of unpleasant to watch. It's not even that they're downbeat, necessarily (I love downbeat films!) he just has a certain way about him which makes me kinda gulp and say, alright here we go again.
Maybe the best comparison would be Haneke?
I loved THE BOY AND THE HERON a lot. At the moment it’s in my top ten films of the year. Just a wonder to behold on the big screen, especially as it appears Miyazaki is as bad at retiring from filmmaking as Steven Soderbergh is.
The reveal of The Reveal is 4 minutes into the Seth clip. For those who prefer to skip the conversation about kids movies.
What a twofer!
I already saw the subtitled version of THE BOY AND THE HERON last week (it's truly spectacular), but this Saturday I'm going to see the dubbed version in IMAX as well as POOR THINGS in Dolby! David Ehrlich just published a wonderful article on the dubbing of THE BOY AND THE HERON on IndieWire: https://www.indiewire.com/features/interviews/boy-and-the-heron-english-dub-robert-pattinson-florence-pugh-1234932812/
These are two of three movies that are my biggest "to see" for the end of the year. Assuming the third, Zone of Interest, actually plays here before January (I haven't seen it show up on any showtimes yet).