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The Tragedy of Macbeth: Shakespeare done right

Shakespeare adaptations are hard to pull off. The early attempts by Laurence Olivier are very close to theatre – with traditional costume, adherence to the original text, and dramatic acting. In a phrase: theatre on film. Other adaptations try to re-invent the plays, in an effort to make them more ‘relevant’ to present-day audiences. The […]

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The French Dispatch: A Love Letter to the New Yorker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Journalists work backstage – we love to talk about other people in the spotlight, but no one ever talks about us. But in Wes Anderson’s fantastical tale about The French Dispatch, based in the small French town Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally boredom on blasé), the tables have turned. The story is about editor Arthur Howitzer […]

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Cult Column- Fargo

It is difficult to think of a more seminal film in the varied and illustrious careers of Joel and Ethan Coen than their Academy award-winning film Fargo (1996). Back when the film was released 25 years ago this week, viewers were led to believe that the film was a “true story” and that “the events […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Like many of acclaimed director-writer Martin McDonagh’s screenplays, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri weaves a complex and dark tale of hardship, with a tinge of Western sensitivity. Following the murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) shakes up an otherwise sleepy town with her bold billboards that aim to shed light on an otherwise […]