The Favourite (2018)

Despite great turns from the three leads, it initially comes off feeling a little long, cold, and empty (though the style is fabulous–see the elaborate costumes and sets contrasted with the curt, crass dialogue; the marvelous cinematography and editing–love those fish-eye shots and slow cross-fades). Upon further rumination though the chilling arc for Stone’s Abigail comes into focus, as does the intriguing commentary on the volatile mix of political power games with romance and relationships.


  1. I agree that the costumes and setpieces are rather good, but I just couldn’t get into this movie. I don’t see all the hype for it. It’s okay at best and really interesting to me. Just seems more odd and than intriguing.


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