Parker’s review published on Letterboxd:
Manipulating is key. Lanthimos’s new installment is pure gold. Hilarious and just devastating. That trio of actresses is as good as it can get. Coleman plays the Bi polar and psychotic queen who needs to be attended at all times, Rachel Weisz plays the queens care taker, and Emma Stone plays the sweet talk snake.
The cast and extremely detailed characters is what makes The Favourite work. Each character has the most interesting set of behaviors and even skills. It sets the tone for everything. Personally I became deeply invested in each characters role in this incredible story.
I can not remember the last time I laughed so hard in a movie theater either. That said, The Favourite easily took my #2 spot of 2018.