Monday, February 11, 2019


This unusual historical drama from absurdist director Yorgos Lanthimos garnered the most Oscar nominations this year: Best Picture, Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (twice: Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Editing, and Best Production Design. This awards favorite just might have been yours at the theater, but did it leave you wanting for more? If so, try these movies:

Barry Lyndon: An 18th century Irish man attempts to move up the nobility ladder in this meticulously crafted period piece from director Stanley Kubrick. If you have an eye for historical detail, both Barry Lyndon and The Favourite have plenty of rewards.

The Lobster: Yorgos Lanthimos made his first English-language movie in this 2015 absurdist dystopian comedy, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. In the not-too-distant future, single people are forced to find a mate in 45 days or will be turned into an animal of their choosing.

Phantom Thread: A famous dressmaker (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) begins a relationship with a strong-willed woman who inspires his craft. Both Phantom Thread and The Favourite explore complex power structures in odd relationships and pay close attention to period detail and costuming.

Marie Antoinette : A stylish, anachronistic depiction of the life of Marie Antoinette. Much like The Favourite, this is not just another period drama!

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