The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★★

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It fucking rules. This is the anti-prestige movie, hijacking the life of Queen Anne and mutating the tale of her court favorites into something directly pointed at the ego and nepotism plaguing modern politics. Lanthimos subverts the form, the look, and the structure of the typical period piece, breathing new life into how we can use historical allegory without going full-Marie Antionette. The dialogue is witty, the performances are sharp and focused, and the whole affair captivates in such a bizarre fashion that I can’t look away; even upon a rewatch, I found myself rewinding again and again to avoid missing a single moment.

Catch me bumping "Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542” while I’m rolling down the block.

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