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January 24, 2022

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

ColeSmithey.comJoel Coen's slight reworking of Shakespeare's [timeless] Scottish Play is worth the price of admission if only for watching Denzel Washington play Macbeth.

Oh, and for the witches. Freaky, freaky.

Stefan Dechant's ingenious black-and-white expressionist set designs swing between jagged geometries and alien landscapes.

Stunning and haunting.

Noir shadows invade.

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Francis McDormand's lackluster portrayal of the demonic Lady Macbeth is this film's biggest disappointment.

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Joel Coen puts a fine point on defining traitors as those "who swear a lie."

You know who you are.

Rated R. 105 mins.

4 Stars

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