(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

This is the somewhat fictionalized telling of the political chess game between the forces of Mary Stuart against those of Queen Elizabeth of England. Production Designer James Menifold has given us an authentic feel of the period. The film is one of cold stony people on a cold, stony landscape. There is some explicit sexual content that somehow feels a little dislocated. Americans and even some Brits are recommended to be prepared for a deluge of names and faces to keep straight. There are many groomed the same and many dressed the same. Rating: high +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10

					Mark R. Leeper
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