A first-rate cast and stunning craftsmanship bring surging vitality to Shakespeare’s political thriller about an ambitious couple whose murderous power grab sends them spiraling into madness.
That latter aspect makes French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel as indispensable a collaborator to Coen as his fine actors, with the otherworldly plot elements of superstition, dark magic and compressed time embedded into the aesthetic fiber of the film. But the same could be said of production designer Stefan Dechant, who has created a Scottish landscape of the dissembling mind on Los Angeles soundstages, with stark exteriors and cold, forbidding castles that recall the geometric architecture in the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, their long, deep shadows threatening to engulf the characters.
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Frances McDormand & Joel Coen Answer All Questions On Eve Of New York Film Festival Opener ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’EXCLUSIVE: Tomorrow, the New York Film Festival opens with the World Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, the Shakespearean thriller adapted and directed by Joel Coen , and starring Denzel Washington … Man, I have to say, I'm really disappointed in how Frances took that Rudin question. Saying that this article was supposed to be about the film and not about him. I mean... come on.
5 of the Buzziest Films Making Their U.S. Debuts at the New York Film FestivalHere, a few of the most anticipated films playing during NYFF, which kicks off Friday with 'The Tragedy of Macbeth.'
‘Drunken Birds’ (‘Les oiseaux ivres’): Film Review | TIFF 2021The second feature from Serbian Canadian director Ivan Grbovic centers on a drug cartel worker who migrates from Mexico to Canada in search of new beginnings and the love of his life.
‘Ali & Ava’: Film Review | TIFF 2021Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook play the title roles in this cross-cultural romance, set in the British city of Bradford and directed by Clio Barnard ('The Selfish Giant').
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen Say They Never Witnessed Misconduct With Scott Rudin, But “Didn’t Doubt the Stories”The powerhouse married couple, who have worked with Rudin as a producer for many years, expressed in an interview on Thursday that they have not personally witnessed any of the toxic behavior that has been alleged, and invite those who question their reputation to speak up. It's really time for the big name actors to speak out about all the abuses to crews in the industry. .IASolidarity embarassing so much about metoo. He’s not going to do that in a way that risks his key talent. He will bully everyone else but not the people who will make him money or who also have power and standing and they both CLEARLY DO.
‘Wildhood’: Film Review | TIFF 2021A two-spirit Indigenous teenager tries to find his mother, and himself, in this delicate coming-of-age story.