Spencer ★★★★½

An allegory of powerlessness, revolt and liberation.

It is a gorgeous, evocative, and hauntingly poetic glimpse into a woman's mind at its most panic-stricken, its most fearful, its most empowered.

In Spencer, we see Spencer, the traumatized woman underneath the spotless gowns, in all her vulnerability, both the lows and the highs. As a meditation on the crisis of mental health that Princess Diana lived through, it's devastatingly effective. Pablo Larraín delivers an exquisite film that's intimate & heartbreaking. It's a beautifully shot film and has a fantastic score by Jonny Greenwood.

Kristen Stewart is electrifying, it's the performance of her life-that the Academy should start engraving her name on the Best Actress Oscar. Stewart captures the fragility and, eventually, the maternal ferocity that made Diana a people's princess.

Spencer is one of the best, if not the best, films of the year.

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