The Favourite ★★★★★

I don’t even know where to begin with this film. I expected it to be excellent and even still I was competely blown away.

The trio of actresses here are uniformally impeccable - Olivia Colman needs that Best Actress statuette, while Stone and Weisz are both operating at career-best level.

Lanthimos’ other work hasn’t landed 100% for me, but after witnessing what he has crafted here I am eager to revisit those films now. This film is beautifully shot and edited, flowing with gleefully bleak energy at every moment. The production design and costumes are lavish and warrant the wins they will inevitably get come Oscars time. 

I can’t wait to watch this film again as I know I will take away even more from it each time. As it stands, after only one viewing, I can confidently say that The Favourite is one of the year’s best films and is a beautiful, unparalleled work.

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