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 Film Club, A.V. Club film critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to explain why.

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