'Scuse the pun but this film is my favourite in recent months. Directed by the ever-witty and brilliant Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite combines Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz with biting satire and hilarious scenes. Seriously - some bits are completely laugh out loud. Be sure to watch.
Green Book has received nothing but praise and I'm not surprised, considering Mahershala Ali is one of the leading men in it. The story is set in 1962 and is inspired by a true story of a touring musician and his bodyguard in the Deep South. I'm watching it on a Friday evening with one of my best friends, after a Nando's. Perfect.
I missed this at the BFI Film Festival earlier last year and I've been looking out for it ever since. My fellow film buff friend, Tom, said that it was one of his top picks and I'm excited to see what all the hype is about. It's also got my favourite 'A Cinderella Story' actress in it, so....I'm there. With big ol' bells on. Meet you at the box office.
Melissa McCarthy and Withnail & I's Richard E Grant. Well who would have thought THAT combination would work, huh? I always associate Grant with gritty British dramas and McCarthy with hilarious Hollywood Blockbusters. But, alas, two worlds have collided and apparently it's brilliant. Oscar/BAFTA nods aplenty.
Oh Christian, Christian, Christian (Bale). You live every actor's dream - you are given every single opportunity to play a wide range of characters. And you never disappoint. My boyfriend keeps going on about this film and so, largely, I want to watch it because of his enthusiasm. It's not my usual thing, but apparently it's a cracker.
This film might be a few months old now but if you have any opportunity to watch it on a big screen somewhere, please rush out and do. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a while (along with The Favourite) and it worth sitting in a dark room for - popcorn in hand. Eyes wide open. It's magical. And the songs are just brilliant.