Must-See or Skippable? Ranking The 2019 Oscar Movies
MUST-SEE: The Favourite
The Favourite is way weirder than you might think. It’s set in the 1700s, and follows Queen Anne and two women around her as they vie for her attention and favor. All of that sounds pretty conventional, complete with the corsettes and poofy dresses. In practice, though, it’s all much funnier and darker than you would expect it to be.
Only director Yorgos Lanthimos could make a period drama so distinctly odd. It’s one of the most fun movie-going experiences you’ll have this year, or in any year really. Also, Emma Stone has a killer British accent, and it’s matched by a conniving performance.