However, this film hasn’t gone down well with everyone. Its awkward, bleak and darkly comic tone have put off some audiences, with some reported walk-outs, and there have also been many rumblings about the historical accuracy of the movie. This is a character piece and, if not trying to be accurately biographical, you only have to look back at its award-winning Greek director, Yorgos Lanthimos’s, last couple of films - The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer - to understand the sort of tone The Favourite will have. Bold and wickedly funny, this film leads with three very different but equally brilliant actresses and is a must-see.

For those looking for event cinema and the arts, Ilkley Cinema is bringing you a Russian double header, including The Royal Opera House’s presentation of Queen of Spades. In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. The opera will be sung in Russian with English subtitles. If you can’t speak Russian or you don’t like reading subtitles, or opera, then the famous Russian Bolshoi ballet company’s new version of La Bayadere may be for you. The story involves Nikiya, a temple dancer, who is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor. An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th Century. If you’re looking to experiences the world’s art scene, you don’t have to travel far.

Also showing is Stan & Ollie, a biography of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy acted wonderfully by Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, respectively. Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, meanwhile, is a sequel the much-loved musical of 1964 and features songs composed by American lyricist Marc Shiaman and sung by a cast that includes Emily Blunt in the title role.

Philip D McQuillan