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Old 07-09-18, 09:18 AM
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The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Emma Stone nekkid? I'm so there, baby! (And so is Jim Carrey).

Seriously, though, this looks interesting. Yorgos is not for everyone, but he's definitely a true, blue original.


The Favourite is a biographical historical film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer).

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper.

When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots.

In Theaters November 23rd.



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Old 07-20-18, 10:52 AM
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re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Yorgos Lanthimos is 4 for 4, so I'm there.
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Early festival reviews are strong for this. Currently 100%: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_favourite_2018

New trailer:


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re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

This won the Grand Jury Prize (essentially second place) at Venice. Roma took home the Golden Lion.
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re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Saw this last weekend at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Fantastic performances from Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone.

Definitely Yorgos Lanthimos' most accessible film, which isn't a surprise considering he didn't write the script (which I believe is a first for him).
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This opens limited this week and goes wide closer to Christmas. 95% currently on RT.

I'll be in Manhattan for some plays next week and may try and see this if I can. Unless I see Roma instead...

I am really looking forward to this one.

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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

I hated Sacred Deer but this looks great. It's only directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, so that will help. This is playing in Hollywood, so I will probably wait until it goes wide in the coming weeks.
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Just got my tickets for Friday morning. Roma tomorrow, The Favourite on Friday.
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Just got back from this and it was great. It reminded me of a Terry Gilliam film. It should get nominations for production design and cinematography easily. I'd say it's Yorgos' most accessible film - since he didn't write it.

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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
I hated Sacred Deer
Callate la boca!
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

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Just got back from this and it was great. It reminded me of a Terry Gilliam film. It should get nominations for production design and cinematography easily. I'd say it's Yorgos' most accessible film - since he didn't write it.
That trailer sure does seem like Gilliam.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Saw this over the weekend and really enjoyed it for being fun and modern without seeming to be anachronistic. It's much darker and weightier than, say, The Little Hours. The cast is great.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Finally playing in Springfield ... I L-O-V-E-D this.

I havenít seen his other works, but this was just shy of a masterpiece. Wittily written, phenomenally acted, and well crafted.

I only had one thing that bugged me towards the end ...

Spoiler:
It seems the Queen had a stroke somewhere along the way, but we never saw this nor was it even addressed. Or did I miss something?


I kept expecting the
Spoiler:
pistol loaded with powder but no ball
to come back in some fashion.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Finally playing in Springfield ... I L-O-V-E-D this.

I havenít seen his other works, but this was just shy of a masterpiece. Wittily written, phenomenally acted, and well crafted.

I only had one thing that bugged me towards the end ...

Spoiler:
It seems the Queen had a stroke somewhere along the way, but we never saw this nor was it even addressed. Or did I miss something?


I kept expecting the
Spoiler:
pistol loaded with powder but no ball
to come back in some fashion.
Lanthimos' other work is... Unique to say the least. This is almost like comparing The Straight Story to the rest of David Lynch's work but maybe not quite that extreme.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Check​ out The Lobster. It dropped on Netflix.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Check​ out The Lobster. It dropped on Netflix.
Yeah ... I read the description quite a while ago. Canít say it made me clamor to watch it ...
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
Finally playing in Springfield ... I L-O-V-E-D this.

I havenít seen his other works, but this was just shy of a masterpiece. Wittily written, phenomenally acted, and well crafted.

I only had one thing that bugged me towards the end ...

Spoiler:
It seems the Queen had a stroke somewhere along the way, but we never saw this nor was it even addressed. Or did I miss something?


I kept expecting the
Spoiler:
pistol loaded with powder but no ball
to come back in some fashion.

Spoiler:
It wasn't a stroke bur in real life she had a shitload of things wrong with her. One of them was that droop on her face. It wa like a palsy of some sort.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Spoiler:
I was wondering if it was bell's palsy but they showed her lifting one of her arms with her other hands, which would be more indicative of a stroke.


I saw this last night and had higher hopes. I havent seen Yorgos's other work, though.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

I'm tempted to drop the spoiler tags since this isn't getting much conversation (sadly) ... but I'll stick with them in deference to our home video crowd.

Regarding one of my previous spoiler tagged items,

Spoiler:


Was the unloaded pistol a reference back to the women themselves? Their position of favor with the Queen allowed them to have quite the bark -- enough to scare other people into doing their bidding -- but they truly had no power themselves. Literally all powder, no ball.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

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I was wondering if it was bell's palsy but they showed her lifting one of her arms with her other hands, which would be more indicative of a stroke.


I saw this last night and had higher hopes. I havent seen Yorgos's other work, though.
Same. I didn't care for this much at all. Didn't think it was a bad film, just didn't enjoy it. Felt the same about "The Lobster" and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer". I can see where others would love it though. Wasn't for me, sadly.
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

Finally saw this today and gosh, I loved it. Like a cross between ĎHeathersí and ĎDangerous Liaisons,í with some absolutely outstanding acting. The three women were superb of course (I really donít think Weiss has ever been better) but also really enjoyed Nicolas Hoult in a very atypical role for him.
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Originally Posted by The Antipodean View Post
Finally saw this today and gosh, I loved it. Like a cross between ĎHeathersí and ĎDangerous Liaisons,í with some absolutely outstanding acting. The three women were superb of course (I really donít think Weiss has ever been better) but also really enjoyed Nicolas Hoult in a very atypical role for him.
Yeah, Heathers crossed with Dangerous Liaisons is a perfect description. I also enjoyed how the audience's sympathies towards the characters changed as the movie went on as their characters developed.
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Yorgos Lanthimos does it again

4/5
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Re: The Favourite (2018, D: Lanthimos) S: Stone, Weisz, Colman, Hoult

I watched this again over the weekend. It's so, so good. While not movie of the year, definitely better than any of the other Best Picture nominees.
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I watched this again over the weekend. It's so, so good. While not movie of the year, definitely better than any of the other Best Picture nominees.
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