The Favorite is another movie nominated for best picture. At first I thought the movie was largely a waste of time and effort. Then I mulled it over. I think it did deliver an important message, especially for these times we live in. The movie demonstrated that absolute authority is not pretty, nor are the sycophants that suck up to it. It is important to remember this at any time we encounter absolute power, or even its ugly little sister, like that of Donald Trump and the Republican sycophants that suck up to him. This is a very good time to think about that. The Favourite is not my favourite movie, but it has it’s good points.