Lanthimos serves up a right royal romp

Lanthimos serves up a right royal romp
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite

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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