Spencer

Spencer ★★★★

I watched this with a biopic in mind, but the loosely based psychological drama/horror surprised me for the better and made me like it more than I thought I would. I got a lot of "The Shining" flashes throughout, maybe that's not a fair comparison, but it really reminded me of Kubrick's masterpiece in certain parts.

I have mixed feelings about Stewart's performance, even with the accent right, to me Kristen comes off more like a caricature of Diana rather than Diana's persona, but in a film that takes a few liberties on the facts and focuses more on the psychology of Diana as a prisoner, her performance ends up working very well, and maybe that was what they were going for in the first place.

Pleasantly surprised with this one.

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