The Favourite

The Favourite ★★★★

For me a step up from The Lobster.

I loved how these characters verbally bounce off each other as the story unfolds. There's a sharpness in the dialogue that reminds me of David Mamet, Charlie Kaufman and a hint of Kubrick. Intellectual warfare seems embedded into every word delivered. I can't imagine any lines were ad libbed.

I'm not crazy about Lanthimos's stylistic flourishes with the fish eye lens though. Even down to vignetting at the corners. Not sure why he did this as it instantly made me aware of his camera.

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