Another crowd-pleaser from this year’s Telluride By The Sea. Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah who takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots.
Running Time: 1h 59m • R • UK