• On the trail of Mary, Queen of Scots

    4 days ago - By The Guardian

    A major new film about the 16th-century queen will put the castles and battlefields of her tragic final days back in the spotlight. We follow in her blood-soaked footsteps Patty Vengeance is really into Mary, Queen of Scots: “She's seen as this feminist icon. For me, though, it's more that she's relatable - as a strong woman and a survivor.” The 29-year-old writer and musician, who fronts the riot grrrl band Fistymuffs, is standing by the edge of the water in Leith, where, according to a plaque set into the quayside, Mary arrived from France in the haar-veiled early morning of 19 August...
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  • 'Mary Queen of Scots' Review: Royalty Minus Majesty

    4 days ago - By WSJ

    An oft-told drama never catches fire, despite fine performances by Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth.
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