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BY FlickerJoe nobody
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.The director mostly takes a back seat for this work, except for a few self-indulgent landscape shots through fish-eye lenses towards the end of the film. In sum, a welcome relief from plodding melodramas starring Colin Farrell, and a jump to a sort of all-female Blackadder.Hide
BY bubsomatic nobody
An intriguing period piece about the sexual politics and power dynamics surrounding the Queen of England and those seeking her favour in the 18th Century. The story is made all the more interesting by a biting, dark comedic streak that runs throughout, while the film itself benefits from featuring lavish sets and costumes, superb photography, and enthralling performances from all three lead actresses.
BY wpja1981 wannabe
I was happily entertained by the skilful acting of the characters and yes unusual but very enjoyable. I came to the event to be entertained and this movie does that with the light touch of humour and yes a little dark but not predictable which has all the elements I look for. Well done and thanks for the opportunity to view.
BY Neil-Bates nobody
There’s no doubt this film is different. It’s an oddball drama/comedy that doesn’t easily fall into either category, but is enjoyable all the same.
The backing music can be grating at times, but the acting and cinematography were both excellent. However I was left with a feeling that I had just watched the middle of a film, missing both ends... it just felt like the story didn’t wrap up well.
BY Frankly nobody
The cinematography is both expansive (fisheye) and claustrophobic (low angle or candlelit) – highlighting the loneliness of the characters in such sumptuous palace rooms. Bach, Handel and other classics are interspersed with unnerving modern sounds to heighten the drama and whimsy. Top that off with the queen of costume herself, Sandy Powell (Orlando, Shakespeare in Love, The Young Victoria), and you have a visual feast that celebrates the brilliance of its three female leads.Hide
BY MsWellywood nobody
The focus in this film is a love triangle with Queen Anne, and while there are plenty of laughs and the poetic licence offers (what should be) a compelling storyline, Yorgos Lanthimos' direction unfortunately misses the mark.
No doubt the art critics will love it simply for its subject, not to mention men in large wigs and make up, Emma... More Stone's nudity, and vulgar language. It left me quite underwhelmed though.Hide
BY kimphillips nobody
Loved this movie with portrays the historically accurate relationship between Queen Anne - brilliantly played by Olivia Coleman - and the two women who were rivals for her attention and affection. Superb costumes, brilliant choice of music and great characterisations make this a must-see movie.
BY Kiwi1971 lister
Hatfield House and Hampton Court Palace provide a beautiful backdrop to this humourous 18th century drama focusing on the relationship between two recently acquainted cousins and their efforts to become or remain the Queen's favourite,... More respectively.
Olivia Coleman stands out [as usual] as the increasingly erratic Queen Anne, who is possibly never as befuddled as she seems, as she plays one cousin against the other for her own ends.
Supported ably by Stone and Wiesz as the embattled cousins, as well as other familiar faces such as Nicholas Hoult and Mark Gatiss.
A possibly overused fish-eye lens make for some interesting shots that take in more of the historic rooms and halls, but make them seem warped or skewed.
Amazing locations and incredible attention to detail in the period costumes. (I assume)
If you are into trigger warnings, there is more than one off-hand reference to rape by one of the female leads, some shocking if not uncomfortable scenes of a sexual nature that are more implied than graphic, and probably more c-bombs than any film I can remember, but they are well timed and usually elicit a laugh when delivered.
Will definitely watch again when it's streaming.Hide