The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★

Surprisingly, Yorgos Lanthimos' trademarked get-used-to-this-lot chilliness aids a movie exceptionally well when the characters are more calculating than they are unfathomable. The perfectly honed build-up is truly at the care of the three leads who are equal parts unpredictable and in command of their rationale, so while you never know what quite they might do next you are certain that it will not be thematically flaccid.