V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise
The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
My Cousin Rachel
Love, marriage and maybe murder in merry olde England
Between My Cousin Rachel's intriguing opening and its punchy ending, the nuanced script and subtle direction successfully elevate du Maurier’s self-consciously old-fashioned source material.
V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016
The Light Between Oceans
Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears
Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears.