mary queen of scots review

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.

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Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie go head-to-head in Mary Queen of Scots, the new historical drama about the rivalry between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I. History, of course, tells us who the winner is: Elizabeth. But Mary Queen of Scots attempts to go beyond the history books, and tell a story about two women determined to reign in a male-driven world. Watch the Mary Queen of Scots trailer below.

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see if you noticed a bunch of Easter eggs, comic references and clues from the latest Captain Marvel trailer. Plus, a video essay takes notice of the lack of smartphones in some of the most successful movies in recent years, and Mary Queen of Scots stars Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan answer the web’s most searched questions about themselves. Read More »

mary queen of scots trailer new

It’s the battle of the century! The 16th century, that is. Mary Queen of Scots pits Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie against each other as two queens vying for power. Ronan is Mary Stuart, the widowed Queen of France who returns to Scotland to claim her rightful throne. But Scotland falls under the rule of Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth I (Robbie), who is in no hurry to relinquish any of her power. Who will win? (Historic spoiler alert: not Mary, sorry.) Watch the latest Mary Queen of Scots trailer below.

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Little Women cast

In her never-ending quest to drive Film Twitter into a frenzy, Greta Gerwig is adding yet another impressive name to her already impressive Little Women cast: Laura Dern. Dern will join a line-up that includes Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee ChalametEmma Stone and Florence Pugh.

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Mary Queen of Scotts trailer

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie bring their serious acting chops and their serious cheekbones to Mary Queen of Scots, a historical drama about the conflict between Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I. Who will reign supreme? Spoiler alert: read a history book. Watch the Mary Queen of Scots trailer below.

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little women remake

Greta Gerwig may have landed her next directing gig after making a splash with last year’s award-winning Lady Bird. The Oscar-nominated director is reportedly eyeing a Little Women remake, which may have the most star-studded cast since the last Little Women feature film.

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the seagull review

Put Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Corey Stoll in a room, and you’ve got yourself one of the most talented, charismatic rooms in Hollywood. It’s too bad that The SeagullMichael Mayer‘s plodding, histrionic adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play of the same name, puts that talent to waste.

Mayer and screenwriter Stephen Karam enthusiastically try to modernize an 1896 romantic drama that is steeped in the subtext and social environment of Chekov’s Russia. And while the camera swings with lively verve and the lush, picturesque setting lends a dreamy quality to the film, the many colorful characters are still stuck in a story that feels like it’s over 100 years old. At the end of the day, Bening and Ronan can only do so much, and The Seagull becomes a comedy of errors without the comedy.

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on chesil beach trailer

Are you looking for some excitement? Well, nothing, and I mean nothing, is more exciting than a trailer round-up. This latest trailer round-up features a new film featuring Saoirse RonanPandas!; a horror movie that looks good but has a bit of a poor title; a documentary about Andre the Giant; yet another Thoroughbreds trailer; and much more. The trailer round-up awaits you below.

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