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September 30, 2018
What makes The Favourite work are its women -- who rule, both literally within the movie and outwardly, dominating our enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2018
Olivia Colman is simply dazzling as a fragile, volatile and sometimes dotty Queen Anne in "The Favourite," a zestful period piece directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
September 3, 2018
I suspect that some scholars on the Royals will take issue ... But Colman's performance is so volcanically great, they may shrug and find themselves giving in to the daffy, fiery vulnerability of her portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 30, 2018
All three members of the main trio are at their best, but it's Colman who most deserves a coronation.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 30, 2018
Whatever really happened, this reimagining sets a broad, generous stage for three characters who will do anything to get their way, and the actors who portray them are clearly having a terrific time.
August 30, 2018
A wicked delight.
August 30, 2018
It's a perfectly cut diamond of a movie - a finely executed, coldly entertaining entry in the genre of savage misanthropic baroque costume drama.
August 30, 2018
Plays like All About Eve as filtered through The Draughtman's Contract, where everyone from the servants to the queen herself is playing the game and manipulating others to get what they want.