Friday, November 30, 2018

The Favourite 2018

Saw another big ticket movie of the year and I pretty much ate this one up with a big spoon and a napkin tucked under my chin to catch all the wonderful drippings. Set in the court of Queen Anne, who is eccentric, difficult and very ill with the gout and who is also quite lesbian. Here she is playing rub my legs with her childhood friend and top advisor Lady Sarah played with great sarcasm and nastiness by Rachel Weisz who also shares her bed. That is until Emma Stone shows up who is Lady Sarah's cousin and a once upon a time lady who is tired of waiting and works her way up the royal ladder taking down anyone who gets in her way. Its rowdy and ribald with a great All About Eve like script that many critics have picked up on, how can one not see the similarities? Its solidly directed by Yorgos Lanthimos with a finger in our eyes. The film is also gorgeous so rich and detailed in everything royal 18th Century from the wigs to the make-up and oh Mary those costumes. This film should also be seen on a big screen and before I go I must mention how great the great Olivia Colman is as Anne. You can't take your eyes off her when she is on screen and for me a big Colman admirer (hell I love her) this was the treat of the year seeing her give this great great performance. One of the best films of the year for sure.


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