• Saoirse Ronan Is ‘Mary Queen Of Scots'; Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges Star In ‘Ben Is Back' - Specialty B.O. Preview

    3 days ago - By Deadline

    Following a couple of somewhat lighter weeks in the Specialty space, this weekend is really ramped up with star-lead limited release awards contenders vying for box office recognition. Focus Features rolls out Mary Queen of Scots , starring Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as the 15th century rival monarchs of Scotland and England, respectively. The title opens three weeks after The Favourite , another big screen look at a female British monarch (and members...
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  • 'Mary Queen Of Scots' Is A Case Study On How Political, Human Narratives Get Crafted

    'Mary Queen Of Scots' Is A Case Study On How Political, Human Narratives Get Crafted

    3 days ago - By NPR

    Stefan Zweig's famous book is as much about its own context as an execution 300 years ago; its archness signals a time capsule, except that the rhetoric around women in power has changed so little.
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  • ‘Mary Queen of Scots' Review: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Rule in a Progressive, But Stale, Period Drama

    ‘Mary Queen of Scots' Review: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie Rule in a Progressive, But Stale, Period Drama

    3 days ago - By Slash Film

    The era of the progressive period piece is surprisingly tedious.
    Led by two powerhouse performers and backed by a radically diverse cast, Mary Queen of Scots seems to promise the evolution of the period piece - one anchored around two fascinating women ahead of their time and not limited by the crusty perceptions of stuffy historical dramas. But despite the sensational turns by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as dueling female rulers, Mary Queen of Scots doesn't turn out to be a revolutionary historical drama as much as it ends up a failed coup.
    Ronan stars as the titular Queen of Scots...
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