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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos is a director known for his chilly and thoroughly weird films like The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. This time around he takes on a period piece about Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) in the early 18th century and the two women competing for her attention, affection, and court standing, Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and newcomer Abagail (Emma Stone) who is throwing off Sarah’s whole game. Things turn ugly between the two and the sickly Queen may or may not be having a ball with the whole thing. It’s not your usual Lanthimos fare, to be sure, but it certainly doesn’t feel like any other period piece film you’ve seen. Listen to Chris, Marco, Frank, and Alan give their review.

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