Review: The Favourite (2018)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Screenwriters: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn
MPA Rating: rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, and language
Genres: Comedy, History
Release Dates: November 23, 2018 (limited); February 12, 2019 (disc/streaming)
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

The Favourite is delightfully bizarre, and I wouldn’t expect less from the man behind wholly original films like The Lobster.  Rachel Weiss and Emma Stone are strong and committed, but it’s Oscar winner Olivia Colman who carries the film, in one of the most complex performances I’ve ever seen.

Grade: A-