The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

sheer perfection in my eyes, honestly... an intricate character study of three women engaged in a menacing power struggle, it's wholly original, gleefully absurd, smartly written, & endlessly compelling. hilarity abounds in shades both subtle and unsubtle, matched by pain & heartbreak on a similar scale. Olivia Coleman deserves a massive shoutout for her phenomenal performance as Queen Anne, but the performances are straight-up exquisite all around. just, well done everybody, what a movie, give yourselves a round of applause. there will be many more viewings of this in my future, I can feel it already.

"Some wounds do not close; I have many such. One just walks around with them, and sometimes one can feel them filling with blood."

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