The Tragedy Of Macbeth Review: Denzel Washington And Frances McDormand Cut A Bloody Swathe Through Joel Coen’s Expressionist Nightmare
“Life is but a walking shadow,” Denzel Washington’s Macbeth quietly bemoans as he sees the beginning of the end of his short and violent reign in Joel Coen’s explosive adaptation of The Scottish Play.
Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” strong emphasis on the “tragedy,” is the latest in a long line of adaptations of the Shakespeare classic, but it’s easily the most thrillingly modern, strikingly minimalist of the bunch.
And it does so by operating from the shadows — literally, in the case of Coen and cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s choice to shoot the film in black-and-white…The post The Tragedy of Macbeth Review: Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Cut a Bloody Swathe Through Joel Coen’s Expressionist Nightmare appeared first on /Film.
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