sincerely yours’s review published on Letterboxd:
I know I'm super late on this, but holy shit. The Favourite might be the best film I've seen so far out of all this year's Best Picture nominees (except for Roma). I can't accurately express how funny and smart this was. There so many moments where I watched in awe of what was happening.
Every aspect of the film's production was expertly handled, especially the cinematography. The shot composition is so varied and unique from scene to scene. Not once was I ever bored.
Much like The Lobster, this humor us right my alley. It may not be as dry, but it's nonetheless just as witty and smartly written. I love screenplays that don't compromise on their premise.
And the acting, good lord. Colman, Weisz, and Stone all deserve immense praise for their performances here. The chemistry between all of them is astounding, with Olivia Colman.
Yeah, I loved this. Again, like The Lobster, I believe the film could have benefited from some trimming. Regardless, this was one of the best films I've seen in a while and Yorgos is quickly one of my favorite directors.