The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

Wickedly funny, wickedly cruel and startlingly human. I honestly couldn't say which leading performance I loved most; Olivia Colman imbuing a capricious queen with quiet sadness and loneliness, Rachel Weisz walking a tightrope between the strident love of power and love itself, or Emma Stone's wide-eyed ingenuity with a side of duplicity. Whip-smart writing and stunning filmmaking combine to make this one of the most fascinating period pieces that leaves you with a real emotional punch.

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