GAME OF THRONES

This month two fe­male-driven his­tor­i­cal dra­mas of­fer ma­jor les­sons in girl power.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Saoirse Ro­nan por­trays the tit­u­lar 16th-cen­tury royal, who was im­pris­oned and sen­tenced to death for at­tempt­ing to over­throw her cousin Queen Eliz­a­beth I (Mar­got Rob­bie) and claim the English crown for her­self (De­cem­ber 7).

THE FAVOURITE

The ail­ing Queen Anne (Olivia Col­man) re­lies on her trusted friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) to gov­ern 18th-cen­tury Eng­land. But the ar­rival of Sarah’s cousin (Emma Stone) sparks a bat­tle be­tween the women as they both strive to be­come the un­pre­dictable queen’s clos­est con­fi­dante

(Novem­ber 23).

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