This movie is a freaking masterpiece!
Darkly comedic, uniquely empowering, and gleefully subversive, The Favourite is the best film of 2018. It retains director Yorgos Lanthimos's trademark weirdness and unapologetic irreverence seen in prior films like Dogtooth and The Killing of Sacred Deer. In The Favourite, Lanthimos brings his polarizing style to a delightfully wicked script penned by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, concerning a heated rivalry between two deliciously cunning women in the early eighteenth-century court of Queen Anne. The female-led cast is truly a…