The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

A look through a finely polished and charmingly absurd viewfinder capturing the bizarre subtleties of the royal court of Queen Anne. It serves as a microcosm of matriarchy and the seemingly lavish(although realized as somewhat foolish) way of living straight down to the powdered wigs donned by the male elite. Coleman, Weiss, and Stone act as symbols of reckless acts of power while grounded by fragile moments of real human weakness. The characters speak loudest not by what they say but by what they don’t, the moments of silence allowing us into their psyche. Lanthimos has created his own filmic language and with each of his cinematic endeavors a mesmerizing, visual translation.

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