Royalty

The Favourite

Set in the early 1700s and based (however loosely) on actual events, the film revolves around England’s batty Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), and her devoted – if devious – companion, counsel and confidante Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), who’s clever enough to realize that the increasingly eccentric and erratic queen is easily manipulated… largely because she’s …

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The Favourite

I have no idea if the England’s early 18th-century Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) had lesbionic tendencies. I have no idea if her right-hand bestie Lady Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was as scathingly hot as Rachel Weisz. And who knows if Sarah’s cousin Abigail was as much a mover and schemer as she is portrayed by …

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The Queen

The Queen covers that fateful week in 1997 when everyone (including the royal family) first heard the news of Princess Diana’s death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel, to the princess’ elaborate funeral a week later, a first for an ex-royal. Like many of us, the royal family and Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) …

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The Tudors: The Complete First Season

It seemed like a curious coincidence that I started watching The Tudors shortly after I had finally rented Sofia Coppola’s candy-concocted Marie Antoinette, and a mere couple days after seeing a theatrical trailer for upcoming The Other Boleyn Girl starring easy-on-the-eyes Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Eric Bana. I tell ya, history is getting sexy …

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