“The new Stephen Frears film, The Queen, is about a clash of wills between Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Right Honourable Tony Blair, M.P., Prime Minister in Her Majesty’s Government. Or, if you prefer, Alien vs. Predator.” — from Anthony Lane‘s review in last week’s The New Yorker.
And this from “Styles & Scenes” columnist Elizabeth Snead: Queen star Helen Mirren “really does look — and dress — just like Queen Elizabeth in the film. Although, in some scenes she also bore a unsettling resemblance to President George Washington.”