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The Favourite

In early 18th-century England, sickly Queen Anne (Olivia Colman from "The Crown" and "Peepshow") is expertly manipulated by her BFF, Lady Sarah (Rachel Wiesz). Things change, however, when Sarah's impoverished cousin (Emma Stone) shows up and makes a play for the Queen's affections. This three-way power struggle plays out like a nastier (and, as it happens, far funnier) version of Dangerous Liaisons. Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) offers up his most accessible, least surreal film to date with this delightfully wicked costume dramedy. FULL REVIEW: Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise by Devin D. O’Leary (12/13/2018). 119 minutes R.