Friday, 25 January 2019

The Favourite

The Favourite is a glorious, grotesque romp of a film, anarchic and darkly funny with a monumental central performance from Oliva Coleman as Queen Anne, who's grief stricken madness gives the film a deep, sad human heart beneath all the absurdity.

Yorgos Lathimos breathes new life into the period drama by giving it a modern vibe not dissimilar to Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006). DOP Robbie Ryan's unorthodox use of fish-eye lenses is a masterstroke and Coleman, along with co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone deserve all the awards coming their way.

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