The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★½

My first encounter with Lanthimos’ work is a startlingly fun entry point. 

This 3-person chess match is backdropped with a bold, audascious send up of the melodramatic period pieces that tend to fall at this time of year. The score, the edits and the performances all work together to satirize a tired genre. 

My biggest complaint is that around the 6th chapter, things start to lose steam and the film starts to feel its length. It never feels slow, but it does feel long. 

And it’s hard for it to feel slow because of the performances and chemistry of our three leading ladies. 

Honestly, by about chapter 5 I realized I could honestly watch Weisz and Stone play spy vs spy all day.

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