Film: “The Favourite”

Directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, The FavoriteĀ is a sly, mostly on-target story of royal back-stabbing under the reign of Queen Anne that has been getting a lot of critical praise. As satire, it sets a high standard for itself, and, more often than not, it reaches it. But, whatever its limitations as satire –…

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Film: “Denial”

  This is one of the more curious docudramas I’ve seen recently, and it’s still unclear to me what the filmmakers were trying to do. The story, which is well-known, is about the libel suit filed in England by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, an American, because she accused him of falsifying his research in…

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