Tuesday, March 19, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 2
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
BINGEABLE: HAPPY!
CAPTIVE STATE
FIVE FEET APART
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
STAN & OLLIE
WONDER PARK

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS


Where is it playing?: Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: R

What's it worth?: $ Matinee

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

New/Pick

Josie Rourke makes her directorial debut with Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth l. The story focuses on Mary’s attempts at overthrowing her cousin, Elizabeth, for England’s throne. It’s a period piece that shows the limits of what a woman could do—even a woman in power.

Throughout the film, the two women fight over who is the rightful queen of England, but the main issue is the men who surround them—the men on their councils, the men they had relationships with (sexual or not), and the men who are their subjects. There wasn’t a single man the women could trust. In one way or another, men were tired of listening to and being commanded by women. While their two reigns were fiercely driven apart, the only mutual understanding they had was taking a stand against men. (124 min.)

—Karen 




Weekly Poll
The Santa Maria Library can now help you with getting a passport. What other services should it add?

It should let me rent video games.
Extend the hours it's open.
Offer yoga classes so I can stretch out while I read.
Put in a bar!

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