All posts tagged: Historical Movies

Movie Review: Mary Queen of Scots

Genre: Historical Director: Josie Rourke Writers: Beau Willimon and John Guy Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie Premise: Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly What I loved about Mary Queen of Scots, is that it comes across as ‘authentic’. And that’s because the director Josie Rourke, and her team, have gone all out. The attention to not just the period details as in setting, dress, dialogue, but also the tone has all been thought about, and, to my eye at least, done with care. And then there’s the cinematography, which is simply outstanding. This is at once lush, and …