Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone star in The Favourite – the third film from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of the Sacred Deer.)
Set in the early 18th century – with England at war with France – Lady Sarah (Weisz) is essentially running the government for the frail and altogether there Queen Anne (Colman) when an ambitious new servant, Abigail (Stone) arrives.
The Favourite will open in select theaters on November 23rd.
Between its excellent cast and a unique way to add to the Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy both brings new depth to the original trilogy and adds new intrigues to the mix.
The shadow of Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne haunts the proceedings in The Bourne Legacy as co-writer/director Tony Gilroy reveals that Treadstone, the clandestine operation that created Bourne, was just the tip of the iceberg.
The release of The Lovely Bones – adapted from the novel by Alice Sebold – is one of those instances where I’m glad I haven’t read the book. From everything I’ve heard, the novel is brilliant – something Peter Jackson’s film is not [except for the overabundance of overly vivid color where it shouldn’t be].
Definitely, Maybe is a smart, witty, genuinely funny romantic comedy with intelligent plotting, real conversations and not one, but two happy endings – though not necessarily the kind of happy endings that you find in the usual Hollywood romcom.