will_penny_’s review published on Letterboxd:
Elizabeth (1998) Dir. Shekhar Kapur
Film #108 in Lockdown
was on my phone for half of this but this is pretty good biopic that’s very engaging with great performances. all the cast are good, even featuring well known a-list actors now that weren’t household names 20 years ago. Eric Cantona is in this too and i was surprised and found it weird, but he was fucking great in this. he doesn’t have much to do but his performance was way better than i expected. the violence, whilst minimal is shocking. the sets and costume designs are all great too. the first and third act really succeeded for me, the film drops intrigue somewhere in the second act but i wasn’t bored. apparently the sequel is no where near as good as this but still inclined to check it out.