‘Spencer’ review: Kristen Stewart is Lady Di over the holidays she decided to leave Prince Charles

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“Spencer” labels itself “a fable from a true tragedy,” which means it’s a biopic unafraid of acknowledging its speculative inventions. Director Pablo Larrain’s coolly compelling chamber drama — dominated by royal chambers perpetually in need of better heating — tips you off at the start as to its central tragedian’s frame of mind, and spirit. Entering a roadside fish and chips restaurant somewhere in Norfolk, Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, asks for directions to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. At the royal residence, Diana’s husband, sons, fearsomely scrutinizing in-laws and assorted g…

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