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SHE’S REIGN­ING, THEY’RE PAWING, UK-US, 121MIN

A clever, vi­brant and de­vi­ously shapeshift­ing pe­riod piece. It is early in the 18th cen­tury, and on the face of it, Queen Anne (Olivia Col­man) reigns supreme. But her phys­i­cal and men­tal well­be­ing fluc­tu­ate wildly. Tak­ing ad­van­tage is Anne’s trusted ad­viser (and se­cret lover) Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz). This ar­range­ment is in­ter­rupted by the ar­rival of Abi­gail (Emma Stone), a cousin of Sarah. The com­bus­tive fem­i­nine fire­power let go by the three leads is a won­der to be­hold.

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