Lanthimos serves up a right royal romp
The Favourite is an extravagantly strange, sublimely bawdy film that can count three phenomenal performances from phenomenal actresses amongst its heaped achievements.
The Favourite: Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: *****
RBG: Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, Nationwide, PG, Rating: ****
Yorgos Lanthimos wouldn’t be the first name you’d pick to direct a period farce about an 18th-century English queen. Conventional cinema wisdom would say there’s nothing in the Greek’s uniquely oddball body of work – from Dogtooth to The Killing of a Sacred Deer – to suggest...
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