The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

Unsettling, hilarious, tragic, scrumptious, bizarre, bold, obscure, different, outrageous, gleeful, exquisite, twisted, and ridiculously entertaining are all adjectives one could use when describing how marvellous Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite really is. It’s one of those skilfully rare motion pictures where the grasping energy delivered by the three astonishing central performances, and the energy delivered by the wicked game they play, creates an intriguing and messy storm. Director Yorgos knows how to toy with the viewers emotions, and is a master at generating a riotously captivating experience from first frame to last; whether it’s with the unique cinematography, the detailed set design, the boppy score, or the overall sense of wit the movie evokes you, it’s almost impossible to look away for even a minute. 

The Favourite is a dramatic delight, the most festive and delicious cupcake, frosted with some of the best acting I’ve seen in years. It definitely enters top 20 territory for me.

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