Nolio’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Favourite is the type of film that makes me so happy to be alive in this age instead of that one. Believe it or not, feudal systems kind of suck. This is probably the most "Yorgos" one of his films have been, and I mean that with utmost respect - this guy is unlike any other working director, which makes every film a super unique experience every time. The powerhouse performances by Colman, Weisz and Stone are amazing. One aspect of this in particular that I found extremely interesting was the wide-angle, fish-eye reminiscent lens. The intrusive angle lends itself to discovering what goes on beneath this unstable form of hierarchy in a nosy way, at least, that's my take-away from it. Of course, the ambiguity at the end also invites the viewer to reflect on the main themes in a very introspective manner, and I thought it was done well.
Admittedly, it took me longer than I'd hoped to get immersed in this film. Nothing during the runtime suggests incompetence, but it personally took me a while to sink into the mood of this, and I don't know why. Period pieces can be unpredictable. When the dynamics between the triangle of ladies really comes to fruition, the film started to flourish. It's easy to see why this is so well-regarded as Yorgos's best film, and it very well may be his "best-made" film, however, I think I'm more of a KOASD guy at the end of the day.
Yorgos has proven that he's pretty good at this filmmaking thing. Ill be looking forward to watching anything that I see his name attached to in the future. I have confidence that it will be pretty damn good.