Review: The Favourite

Review: The Favourite

“The juxtaposition of modern-day actin’ a fool in a Victorian-era setting is so fucking funny”


It’s Oscars season and we’re reviewing the Academy’s big category picks. ‘The Favourite’ (starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz) is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and has nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Stone and Weisz), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and more.

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

We put the movie through our critically acclaimed rating system, which grades based on four categories:

1. Did we like it?

2. How did everyone look?

3. Will we steal stuff from it?

4. Is it problematic?

The Favourite







  • Outstanding performances all around
  • Has a little bit of everything
  • Great score & visuals
  • An incredibly fun watch
  • Not 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
  • Defies expectations for Victorian-era setting
  • The dance scene
  • So much plotting


  • Almost killed a rabbit
  • Agree with Emma Stone’s artistic choice to show her character naked but you’re not supposed to see naked angels unless you’re in heaven
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