The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★

“All I know is that there is a carriage waiting for you and my maid is bringing me something called a ‘pineapple’”

The four main leads are all terrific. The location, natural light and table-turning cinematography all fit perfectly. The dance scene. Horatio, the Fastest Duck in the City. Any time all three of the women are together. One star off because it was about 30 minutes too long and the third act turn towards melancholy doesn’t reach the peaks of the first hour and a half.

With any luck, someday Stephen Miller will be stroking Trump’s gouty legs as he holds onto him for balance and they both think about how unhappy they are.