‘The Favourite’ does what traditional period pieces typically don’t do: mix black comedy with witty, flavorful drama to create a seamlessly perfect blend of humor and intensity.
Everything is unbelievably clean: from the cutting, to the camera angles, and even down to the perfectly contrasted black and white cinematography.
Not only does it have a lot of heart, but it carries a certain level of entertainment value that these grimy, character-driven dramas often lack. Whether it be the sharp comedy or the exhilarating performances, ‘Thunder Road’ will certainly please fans of independent cinema and critics alike.
A professor sets out on a quest to uncover a manuscript that has been lost to the wind. Through his journey, he learns that opportunity costs more than he thought. He loses what is most important to him, but was it all worth it?
A simplistic set, sharp dialogue, and three great performances provide a pleasurable, snappy viewing experience.