Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag forces viewers to sit down at the dinner table with "the family", which is a game of conversational hot potato -- and nobody wants the f*cking potato.
Stylistically risqué, The Favourite relates to a certain type of subversive British cinema from filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, although it is not an imitation.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos provides plenty of his trademark absurdity, but The Favourite is his most accessible, painfully human film to date.
Most attempts to address mental illness through the lens of comedy fail miserably. Flowers, however, does not.