The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★

I’m not sure how I feel about The Favourite, and I think it’s in part because of how much I had hyped it up in my head. 

On a basic level I really loved the exploration of the dynamic between the three main characters and how that dynamic played out in the context of the royal court, and I thought that the acting and visuals were both phenomenal, but in terms of personal feelings and enjoyment I don’t feel that I love it as much as so many others did. Part of me wishes some of the emotions and actions had been bigger more consistently, despite the fact that that doesn’t make sense for the time period nor Lanthimos’s style.. everything is just so stifling and closed off in a way that I find it hard to connect to.

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