The Favourite

The Favourite

"I don't think we're playing the same game."

Wow. I wasn't expecting to like a Yorgos Lanthimos film—his curdled and misanthropic worldview really isn't for me. But with a script he didn't pen and unfamiliar period-piece trappings, his signature acidity does wonders to this story of interrelationships between intimacy, politics, and gendered oppression.

If you squint at this long enough, it's a really bawdy, nasty version of Clouds of Sils Maria.

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