The Favourite

Olivia Coleman is incredible. I can’t think of another actress alive who could have made this character so simultaneously sympathetic, revolting, pitiable, ridiculous, childlike, and lecherous. And all of the physical work she puts in looks uncannily natural and real. A brilliant performance that deserves every single award and accolade. 

Weisz and Stone are fantastic as well - it’s so fascinating to feel your own allegiance and sympathy as a viewer shift between them through the course of the film. 

Lanthimos is one of the most exciting and entertaining filmmakers of our time. I love how he plays with deadpan dialogue and absurdity while at the same time delivering technically brilliant films. And I’m going to love him forever for throwing in that not-at-all subtle nod to The Lobster.