nathan’s review published on Letterboxd:
With superlative work from each and every department, The Favourite is a marvellously, wildly enjoyable piece that fires from every cylinder with acerbic aplomb. It is a completely captivating, engrossing play from Lanthimos who, thankfully, never loses his signature off-beat brilliance in the drive to play it somewhat more mainstream, cooking up a period piece packed with personality and zest.
Fortifying Lanthimos' beguiling absurdity, Colman, Stone and Weisz are all deserving of the highest plaudits for their work here, and long may they reign. It is a defining, crowning glory and I welcome the forthcoming award season coronations they should all be receiving for their wicked work here.