Go weird and get a hit - Lanthimos' "The Favourite" / by Hamish Nichols

Amazing how such a weird, eccentric little film like “The Favourite” can get knocked up for a whole load of Oscar nominations. It seems as if Yorgos Lanthimos has been picked by the Academy to go mainstream. Here’s hoping he continues to make his claustrophic, low-budget, freaky movies. By the way, he is often given all the credit for his films, but while this one was written by other people originally, his breakthrough films, Dogtooth and The Lobster, were writing collaborations with Efthymis Filippou, who I have heard had the dominant artistic input into the scripts, at least. Interesting how the director seems to come out with all the glory in the film world….