The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

i like it when she puts her tongue in me.

a perfectly death-defying balancing act, tragicomedy and comic tragedy all in one. yorgos lanthimos has outdone himself by deviating from his own weird norm; while i do adore his signature stilted dialogue, deborah davis' screenplay radiates magic in his hands.

everything i love about this film deserves an essay in its own right, from the exquisitely designed costumes (the lattice patterns! the panniers! queen anne's ermine!) to every exquisite line ("if you do not go, i will start kicking you and i will not stop") to the exquisite use of natural light (every firelit scene is a gift to this world).

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