The Favourite

10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health. When a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone), arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. From provocative filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster). (R, 120 mins)

“The result is a splendid black comedy that marks a stylistic leap for its director.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“The Favourite has ribaldry and intelligence to burn, a deliciously entertaining period piece that feels liberated by its period, rather than restrained and invigorates like a glass of wine thrown violently in your face.” – John Bleasdale, CineVue