The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

a westernized handmaiden, yorgos knocks it out of the park once again. brilliant performances by all three women, and a true ensemble if i ever saw one myself. so much ridiculously fun subtext in the first three chapters that lay the groundwork for the wildly intense final five. georgian england is a perfect place to set this: a queen with all the power in the world who’s completely powerless to the two women who want that power more than anything in the world, the political implications are beautiful. and that score! and that duck!! and that last shot!!!

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