“We’ll make a killer of you yet,” Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz)
What a period comedy! Wit pours from every pore. Sublime and masterfully crafted. The film includes an emotional kick, among the laugh-out-loud courtly schemes of influence and power. So much of the genre feels like tired awards season fodder that will be forgotten six months later. THE FAVOURITE on the other hand is effervescent. Director Yorgos Lanthimos has surpassed his previous pinnacle of DOGTOOTH (2009). That is some doing.
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