Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) delivers a new, strange, disaffected, oddly-comic drama with The Favourite. Featuring impressive performances by Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz), Rachel Weisz (The Mummy), and Emma Stone (Aloha), this film will likely be an awards magnet, although not one to take your family and friends to. Designed for a VERY specific audience, you’ll either hate or love The Favourite.
Emma Stone (La La Land) and Steve Carell (Evan Almighty) square off in Battle of the Sexes, based on the true story of the tennis match played by Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Sexism, chauvinism, pig-headedness, misogyny, and general a-holenism abounds.
Writer/Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) works to re-introduce the movie musical to contemporary audiences by setting his La La Land in Los Angeles and starring a pair of gorgeous, young stars (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling). Whether he succeeds is up for debate, as you'll hear in this week's episode of Spoiler Alert.
Daring. Strange. Hilarious. Original. This is what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the new film from Alejandro G. Inarritu. Michael Keaton delivers the best performance of his career and is supported by an A-list cast who all deliver the goods. Check out what the guys thought of Birdman, one of the coolest and strangest films of year.