The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

If you would've told me about two years ago ago that Yorgos Lanthimos will make a movie about 18th century England lesbian noblewoman fighting each other, and not only it will not annoy the shit out of me like his previous films but it will be one of my favorites of 2019 (yes, it only came out in Hungarian movie theaters in early February so I'm counting it as a 2019, I don't care if you yell at me)....

Maybe it's the period setting, or the more refined screenplay or just the exposive trio of Stone-Coleman-Weisz but his dry, sarcastic humor, schadenfreude and obsevation of controlling humans doesn't comes off as coldy pretentious but rather witty, elegant and entertaining as hell. So yeah a Yorgos Lanthimos film I actually loved. Miracles can still happen!

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