“I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything.”
‘Elizabeth’ is a stunning, magnificently mounted film of sheer cinematic depth and character, with a sense of finely drawn history, coupled with a contemporary edge. This Queen Elizabeth may have some historical anomalies, but the film works for its audacity, its sense of drama and fast-flowing narrative, it's rich, visual style, and a central performance that is flawless.
Shakur Kapur brings a great sense of individuality to this fascinating period of Tudor history, and has created an Elizabethan world - which sharply contrasts the puritanical Catholic faction against the more vibrant Protestants - who combined to create the Anglican faith.
Cate Blanchett is bewitching as Elizabeth. Beneath her…