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Are you royalists ??
Neither are we…. however…. We like unique films, and Princess Diana’s claustrophobic Christmas days leading up to her decision to leave the British royal family is one of them.

From the upstairs/downstairs mechanics to the meaningless traditions, even a ritual balancing of how much one has taken on over Christmas, being taken seriously, as was the case with that life. Diana, in the middle, has her own blind spots but still represents a beating heart in a skin-dead world.

Stewart? Is she deserving of the Oscar?

That she masters anything but trembling nervousness is beyond doubt. Her fear of being strangled in such a stiffened institution, and her increasing need to wriggle free, for her own mental health, and especially for her children, convinces both. Give her the statuette!

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