Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and set in early 18th-century England, The Favourite is period black comedy that examines the mostly-true relationship between two cousins, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), Duchess of Marlborough, and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), who later became Baroness Masham, who compete to charm and be the favourites of a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). With England at war with the French, the politics of war has become quite time-consuming for Lady Sarah, a close friend of the Queen who has been governing the country in her stead. Seeing her chance at a return to her aristocratic roots, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion.
I always struggle to make it into the new year prepared, but one of the first things that I like to do is to look at what the year has to look forward to. So I’ve spent hours scrolling through websites and blogs to find 100 Films To Look Forward To In 2019. And there’s some good ‘uns!
To help you trawl through the masses of films listed below, which starts off with January’s biggest award contenders, we’ll go through the releases in the following groups. If there’s anything in particular that you’re looking for, you can jump to certain pages by clicking these links: