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The Favourite


Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult View All


Tony McNamara (Screenplay), Yorgos Lanthimos (Director), Deborah Davis (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 23rd, 2018
Runtime: 2 hours
England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.
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The gifted Greek genius Yorgos Lanthimos returns with a beautiful royal rubble of a film, which in approach and atmosphere fits like a glove into the company of the already impressive catalogue pieces; containing the perfectly peculiar class acts 'The Lobster' and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'.
Though I hadn't seen the movie at the time, I remember that there were discussions about who would be nominated for which Academy Award: the film splits its time almost perfectly between its three lead characters, though with her dominating and unforgettable performance as Queen Anne, it's not surpr....
Acting is really good and when Lanthimos takes his job seriously the film also looks beautiful.
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