There are very few actors that can turn in a cohesive, gripping film in their directorial debut. That cannot be said about Maggie Gyllenhaal, the writer and director of The Lost Daughter, an intimate psychodrama that gives unique perspectives on motherhood. There’s much about being a mother that will never come to light for most, and some of those dark and difficult aspects are put under a microscope in The Lost Daughter.
Every year one, maybe two movies come out that are so original that you can’t help but smile the entire time. In the past few years, director Yorgos Lanthimos has been the man behind such original films. The Lobster in 2017 was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and The Killing of a Sacred Deer took home several awards and was very creepy. Lanthimos may have his masterpiece this year with The Favourite. There is SO much to love about this one and its one of the rare movies that you instantly want to see again as soon as the credits begin to roll. Read more