Mary Queen of Scots

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How casting across racial lines exposes Hollywood’s power imbalance
As Mary Queen of Scots and Hellboy have shown, colourblind casting and whitewashing are part of the same, complex argument

Steve Rose

01, Apr, 2019 @9:02 AM

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How to Train Your Dragon soars over Green Book at UK box office
Escape Room breaks into Top 10 ahead of Oscar hopefuls Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Charles Gant

05, Feb, 2019 @2:50 PM

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Is the Favourite historically accurate?
The once stuffy genre has been given a reboot, with emotional truth as important as historical fidelity

Ellen E Jones

02, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Rewriting the past: do historical movies have to be accurate?
From Green Book to The Favourite, several of this year’s Oscar contenders have been accused of historical misrepresentation. But movies have always played fast and loose with the facts

Alex von Tunzelmann

01, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Mary Queen of Scots fails to smash Glass ceiling at UK box office
M Night Shyamalan’s superhero caper holds off competition from Saoirse Ronan’s royal, while bad cop Nicole Kidman can’t get arrested

Charles Gant

29, Jan, 2019 @1:14 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Vice to John Ruskin, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

25, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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And the nominees aren't: the Oscarbait films that failed in 2019
While Roma and The Favourite might be leading the race, there’s a list of major prospects that struggled to turn buzz into votes

Benjamin Lee

23, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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At last, the Elizabeth v Mary catfight trope of history is being reassessed | Jerry Brotton
Historians have long pitted Elizabeth I against Mary Queen of Scots, says the academic Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton

21, Jan, 2019 @12:25 PM

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Mary Queen of Scots review – power and passion in a battle royal
Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan excel as wily foes in Josie Rourke’s striking take on the rivalry between Elizabeth I and her Scottish cousin

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

20, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Mary Queen of Scots review – Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie's cousinmance
This heartfelt, serious-minded film about the artful power politics of the rival 16th-century queens presents their relationship as battle and love affair

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Love, vengeance and the enduring appeal of Mary, Queen of Scots
The latest film version of her turbulent life and death strengthens the seductive allure of the rebel queen

Kevin McKenna

12, Jan, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Josie Rourke: 'I was fighting to put a period in a period movie'
Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots is a historical epic with oral sex, menstruation and a diverse cast – thanks to the director making a bold move from cutting-edge theatre

Charlotte Higgins

02, Jan, 2019 @6:01 AM

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