The Favourite

The Favourite

Okay here are some stray thoughts from your boy:

-Literally my one and only complaint with this movie was the kerning in all the title cards. It drove me insane. But also, I got a death threat from somebody who hated my handwriting one time so maybe this is one where I shouldn’t cast stones.
-Loved that duck. I got worried the duck would get hurt but this fear was for naught, luckily.
-Jesus christ these three lead performances were unreal. Hard to pick a favorite and luckily it’s also completely unnecessary because there is no need to rank performances.
-Extremely funny runner with everybody slowly backing away from the Queen after she dismisses them. It started funny and just got better every time.
-Career best performance from the About A Boy kid as the snooty piece of shit guy. His performance reminded me of one my friend Tim would give except a little better. Sorry Tim, the About A Boy kid snowed you on this one.
-It ends on an Elton John song, in the rich tradition of such films as The Lion King and The Road to El Dorado
-That one kid looked like the kid from Gummo
-Somebody STORMED OUT during the scene where Abigail gives her husband a handjob while she monologues about her rival.
-SO MANY low, fisheye lens shots! I had no opinion on this beyond wondering if the DP got their start taking band photos of the Smashing Pumpkins in 1991
-I have no idea what possessed Emma Stone to fuck with Rachel Weisz I would never in one million years do that
-When they were throwing fruit at that naked guy I very quietly said “pizzagate” to myself
-Maybe it’s the years of motherfuckers making fun of the way I look but when Rachel Weisz told the queen she looked like I badger she LOST ME in a BIG WAY
-However, when she ran out of the room to go throw up in private she engaged my years of alcoholism and I found myself ABRUPTLY back on her side.
-I looked up Queen Anne after watching this and she has easily the most bullshit signature I’ve ever seen from a historical figure.
-Very smart touch to have the two most prominent animals in this movie be a duck and a rabbit, a reference to history’s greatest rivals: Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny
-Olivia Colman should be a big shot moviestar. She’s firing on like a hundred cylinders in this.
-Extremely bold choice to score this like a horror movie but it pays off!
-Didn’t realize until the last, I wanna say, twenty seconds that this was directed by the Dogtooth guy. I love him!

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