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‘The Favourite’ offers a royal romp for Venice

One the fall’s major Oscar hopefuls, and featuring a wealth of juicy actress performances, The Favourite is appeasing critics left and right.  Lauded performances from Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz plus raves over the period detail, cinematography and costume design – on top of the rip-roaring screenplay, the film is already looking like well, a festival favourite.  It’s early …

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Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in first clip from ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival and ahead of the responses and reviews comes a first clip featuring Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz with Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman. Film synopsis: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (August)

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Classics) has her eyes locked on Oscar victory (photo credit: Roberto Filipe Terra @robertofilipeterra) Glenn is ready for her Close-up It’s time, isn’t it? Glenn Close has been nominated for SIX Academy Awards. She stands alone as the most-nominated living actor, male or female, to have never won. I hesitated in Spring and early …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)

Regina King rebounds; Marina de Tavira enters the top 10 It’s a locked in top 4 for now, even with the Venice and Toronto film festival announcements: Amy Adams (Backseat), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Emma Stone (The Favourite), and Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased). Of those, only The Favourite has been announced for a festival run; world premiering at Venice. Backseat …

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