The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★

I've settled on a 4, but I'm honestly wavering between a 4 and a 4.5 on this one... the pacing is at first slow, and not in a beautiful, Sofia Coppola way, but more in a convoluted, heavy way; however, when it picks up it's truly something special.

for the most part cinematography is absolutely stunning; I was especially a fan of the many low-angle shots. however, there were numerous strange fish-eye moments and fade-ins that took me out of the atmosphere and felt irritatingly inconsistent with the tone.

honestly, all the weird moments I didn't like were packed into the beginning. by the end you're so invested in the political and sexual machinations (also thanks to chilling performances), and with no more of Yorgos screwing around, thank God, this is not a 90s hip-hop video