The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018

Rating: 1 out of 5

Lanthimos continues his mission to repulse the audience through the degradation of his actors. I am unsure why his vulgar images are being lapped up by critics, who like him seem to have a propensity for weirdness without actually saying much. The scene where a group of men pelt a naked man with tomatoes until he eventually falls over felt like an appropriate analogy for his enjoyment of human suffering.

Written by Daniel Metcalf

Daniel Metcalf