The Favourite ★★★

The Favourite is an interesting watch. The leads Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and especially Olivia Colman shine while the rest of the film putters along. This movie couldn’t really find a consistent identity. Watching the trailers you’d think this would primarily be satirical, but it’s quite the opposite. That’s probably 25% while the rest is an intriguing tale of women, who neither are heroes, about power and self-preservation. It’s more of a trag-amedy (which is brilliant) but the film is unfortunately uneven.