The Favourite

The Favourite β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

2018 Ranked πŸ‘πŸΌ

The Favourite is more a movie about a parasite than Parasite itself!

I first watched this in theaters with my sister back in 2018. It was our first Yorgos film, and we had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. I remember laughing and feeling weirded out (but that's what Yorgos will do to you). After the movie ended, my sister and I looked at each other and said, "that was so strange, but I liked it." I'm glad to say that I have further enjoyed this twisted period piece upon rewatching it.

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are both brilliantly witty, and Colman's performance is nothing less than heavenly. The three leads are able to hold a fascinating performance that is difficult to achieve. Yorgos Lanthimos retains a pessimistic view of human nature, but it all goes down with a touch of British glam as he pushes the idea of the whimsical queen through the far reaches of comedy and almost into tragedy. The film's sharp intelligence and sarcastic approach devours the mind, cinematography wows, acting mesmerizes and overwhelms, soundtrack creates with the atmosphere of the movie that is so raw and somehow relatable to this day. With unusual, weird kind of approach, director Yorgos Lanthimos delivers his best to date, in my opinion. It is definitely one of my favorites of 2018.

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