2018 | DIRECTOR: JOSIE ROURKE | STARRING: SAOIRSE RONAN, PARGO ROBBIE | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE | FOR SCREEN REALM.
Mary Stuart was the first reigning Queen of Scotland during the mid 1500s and her story has been told countless times in film. The very title “Mary Queen of Scots” has been adopted several times, while other films such as Elizabeth have also recounted her legacy.
For those unfamiliar with the story, she was the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, who ruled England and saw Mary as a threat to her throne. Despite being a proponent of peace between the kingdoms, Mary challenged Elizabeth’s throne and faced civil unrest from the Catholic Church. To put it more simply, Mary Queen of Scots is the one who had her head chopped off, having been tried for plotting to kill Liz. READ THE FULL REVIEW AT SCREEN REALM.