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February 6, 2020
For all the laughter The Favourite raises, it is also a tragedy, and like the very best comedies it offers some sympathy for the demise of people being used for our entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 22, 2019
It features a sharp, farcical screenplay (by Tony McNamara and Deborah Davies), along with Lanthimos' signature weirdness and Oscar-worthy performances by three strong women.
October 23, 2019
Lusciously designed and featuring a trio of fiery female performances and some acidicly funny dialogue, it's a naughty crowdpleaser.
September 12, 2019
Eccentric, funny, shocking, and surprising. It's wonderful.
September 10, 2019
Here, there is blood, guns, sex, and revenge. The men are bedecked in makeup and wigs, the women run the war, and it passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors.
September 1, 2019
Although every quip or jab doesn't evoke hysterics, it's consistently very funny and the back-and-forth between Abigail and her elite cousin Sarah provide a great foundation for a brilliant interpersonal story of betrayal, devotion and manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
August 28, 2019
Director Yorgos Lanthimos deserves the praise and recognition for taking his characters on their individual journeys of pain and desperation.
August 18, 2019
Period films have touched on same-sex romance, but the way The Favourite centers a lesbian love triangle feels utterly new.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2019
The three leads astonish in their respective roles, beginning from a place of madcap frenzy before their performances transition slowly toward subtlety and nuance, as they begin to bare their souls.
July 24, 2019
Despite being a costume drama it feels more modern than its corset-wearing peers. If you're not a fan of usual uptight period films, don't let the historical setting put you off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2019
It's easy to see why Olivia Colman won the Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2019
Nakedly insecure, devoted to her 17 rabbits and largely wheelchair-bound, Queen Anne is a petulant, overgrown child.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 19, 2019
another extraordinary experience from a unique storyteller
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 18, 2019
A poisonous comedy for Hollywood's omnivorous appetite. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
A high-class soap opera with impish instincts, like a cobra coiled up and ready to strike at a moment's notice - beautiful but deadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 28, 2019
Among stupendous performances, ingenious situations, and unconventional lenses, Lanthimos engage us showing the court intimacy, as we were a group of voyeurs, looking through the keyhole [Full Review in Spanish]
May 23, 2019
Stunning performances, screenplay, and humor. Truly engaging once you get past the slow setup.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 21, 2019
The Favourite becomes a dizzying, frustrating, compelling, unnerving riff on Joan Riviere's idea of womanliness as masquerade.
April 30, 2019
The Favourite is funny, laugh out loud so. If it weren't, it would be unbearable
April 25, 2019
Entertaining, garish and impeccably acted, The Favourite is a morality play on the double standard we use to measure men and women's ambitions, without being too pandering.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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