The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018)

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The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018)

#1 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:41 am


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#2 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am

I read a comment elsewhere by someone who read the script that this film is unbelievably foul-mouthed and mean-spirited and about as far from awards bait as a period piece can get. This trailer seems to prove that. Can't wait!

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#3 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:52 am

This looks amusing. Especially after The Killing of a Sacred Deer had its moments but was ultimately a big loud failure, a pivot from high concept miserablism is welcome.

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#4 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 am

I bet Olivia Colman steals the show

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#5 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:55 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 am
I bet Olivia Colman steals the show
She is the rare actor who I'll watch in anything she's in and I hated all of Lanthimos' previous films.

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#6 Post by Cremildo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:25 am

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 am
I bet Olivia Colman steals the show
I wouldn't bet against you.
Colman did exactly that in The Lobster, even though it was a minor role.

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#7 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:51 am

This sounds interesting... I really liked The Lobster but have yet to see Killing of a Sacred Deer. It can't be as bad as you're implying it is, right, mfunk? :-s

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#8 Post by swo17 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:10 pm

It's absolutely worth seeing to make up your own mind about it

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#9 Post by jazzo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:16 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:55 am
flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 am
I bet Olivia Colman steals the show
She is the rare actor who I'll watch in anything she's in and I hated all of Lanthimos' previous films.
If you're region-free, I heartily recommend her television show, FLOWERS.

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#10 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:05 pm

Colman is widely tipped to be nominated for her work here

Interestingly, the film will have no original score and will be a piecemeal collection of classical recordings

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#11 Post by Lost Highway » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:18 pm

jazzo wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Lost Highway wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:55 am
flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 am


I bet Olivia Colman steals the show
She is the rare actor who I'll watch in anything she's in and I hated all of Lanthimos' previous films.
If you're region-free, I heartily recommend her television show, FLOWERS.
That's been on my "to watch" list for a while.

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#12 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:06 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:05 pm
...Interestingly, the film will have no original score and will be a piecemeal collection of classical recordings
Which means the Kubrick comparisons will be even more plentiful this time around!

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#13 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:06 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:05 pm
...Interestingly, the film will have no original score and will be a piecemeal collection of classical recordings
Which means the Kubrick comparisons will be even more plentiful this time around!
On every level but quality, I'm sure

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#14 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 pm

Is this revenge for all my posts about Xavier Dolan?

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#15 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 pm

No, Xavier Dolan is revenge for all your posts about Xavier Dolan

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#16 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 pm
Is this revenge for all my posts about Xavier Dolan?
I've still only seen one Dolan film, but it was better than every Lanthimos film I've seen put together. But no, my pointing out that this will not be as good as Barry Lyndon wasn't intended to troll anyone, it was just a pre-fact

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#17 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:30 pm

You weren't supposed to put them together

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Image

Did we learn nothing from Criterion's Some Like It Hot cover?

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#21 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:15 pm

Screened today and everyone loves it. Coleman and Stone getting the most raves and both seem to be locks for noms, as expected (though not everyone agrees on who is supporting and who is lead)

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#22 Post by Persona » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:31 pm

This has looked the most promising to me of Lanthimos' work so far, with a context that really suits his work at the same time that this looks less affected and stilted than his other movies, and focusing on the actresses and allowing them to shine.

I'd be worried that the critic crowd at Venice are a bunch of push-overs with all the raves so far for First Man, Roma, and The Favourite, but the reactions to something like The Mountain have been far more tempered and even negative, so perhaps the festival has simply started with a bang for the most part (and The Other Side of the Wind tomorrow!).

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#23 Post by Magic Hate Ball » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:02 am

This looks like a delightful take on The Draughtsman's Contract, I can't wait.

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#24 Post by DarkImbecile » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:17 pm

You guys, this movie made me so happy.

If I had to choose, Roma is the better film, but I’ll be surprised if this isn’t my favorite (sorry) film of the year. It’s a singularly delightful and rewarding experience: if at any point you tire of the script’s rich dialogue, deft characterization, acidic humor, and dense plotting, you can focus on the fantastic natural-light cinematography, immaculate costume and production design, and an embarrassment of acting riches that in a just world would lead to three best actress nominations for the stellar work by Weisz, Stone, and Colman (any gaps in quality between them are basically indiscernible), and supporting actor recognition for Nicholas Hoult.

More later, but goddamn.

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