The Favourite [Blu-ray]

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Anonymous on 02/27/2019 at 1:18 PM.

Strong Performances. Horrific Plot and Characterization. I’ll keep this (relatively) short and sweet: if you give a tinker’s damn about historical accuracy, this film isn’t for you (if you’re looking for a trio of past-their-prime women sleeping with each other and fighting, step right up!).Some key flaws:1) There is no evidence (at all) that Sarah Churchill (the Duchess of Marlborough), Queen Anne, or Abigail Masham (nee Hill) were lesbians. The Duchess was exceedingly committed to her husband, produced numerous offspring…

Anonymous on 02/27/2019 at 1:28 PM.

4 1/2 stars. Featuring 3 great lead performances, the film is funny and ferocious. Theater review. Possible spoilers. Just in time for awards season comes a costume dramady set in England during Queen Anne’s brief reign from 1707 to 1714 when she died at age 49. Unlike most films of this era of British power, this is no straight ahead drama, of which there is still plenty. This film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos whose previous 2 films (“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “The Lobster”) I didn’t like much. I was more hopeful with this one and I was rewarded. More than a…