The Favourite

The Favourite β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

β€œI need to take control of my circumstances.” 

round three, and still a perfect movie in my eyes... every line is a banger; every beat hits home, whether comic, tragic, or both at once; Olivia Coleman remains a master of acting; the characters continue to unfold their many layers, beckoning us as if down a dark labyrinth, deeper into unnerving psychological corridors, deeper into this strange mess of power, manipulation, and suffering. πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡

β€œAs it turns out, I am capable of much unpleasantness.”

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first review here / second review here (in which I offered a selection of my mom’s commentsβ€”and by the way, she repeated many of the same or similar remarks this time πŸ˜‚)

featured in part 4 of my favorite films edit

p.s. The Great on Hulu is from one of the same writers as The Favourite, and it shares the same dark satirical instinct & anachronistic irreverence, as well as Nicholas Houltβ€”needless to say, I highly recommend it

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