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The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos Regno Unito, 2018

Duncan Gray's rating of the film La favorita

Lanthimos hits Oscar gold by finding the juicy spot between familiar prestige and batshit insanity, but what's most surprising about the film is that, beneath the viciousness and gleeful obscenity, lies a tenderly felt sympathy for the pains of female competition. Colman is the heart and soul of both a satire and a love story. No drama of 2018 has a sadder final act—you yearn for them to all be happy together.