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'I can't believe we did this': Frances McDormand chokes up with Denzel Washington over 'Tragedy of Macbeth'

Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington team up in bleak new Shakespeare movie "The Tragedy of Macbeth," which opened New York Film Festival Friday.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coen Premieres a Stark 'Macbeth,' With Denzel and McDormand

Joel Coen, in his first solo outing as a filmmaker, premiered a strikingly stark, black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, at the New York Film Festival on Friday.
Tags: Frances Mcdormand, Shakespeare, Denzel Washington, New York Film Festival, Denzel, Joel Coen, McDormand

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 a...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Washington, Scotland, Frances Mcdormand, Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare, Ross, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Julius Caesar, Lady Macbeth, Corey Hawkins, Aragon, Coen, Banquo

The Tragedy of Macbeth review

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand hit top form in Joel Coen’s austere reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish bloodbath
Tags: Frances Mcdormand, Shakespeare, Denzel Washington, Joel Coen, Tragedy of Macbeth

Notting Hill Director Roger Michell Passes Away At 65

Acclaimed and widely respected British filmmaker Roger Michell sadly passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the age of 65. The gifted stage and movie director was perhaps best known for the 1999 film "Notting Hill," the Julia Roberts- and Hugh Grant-starring romantic comedy that immediately turned Michell into a hot commodity in Hollywood. Michell leaves behind four children as well as an enduring legacy as a skilled journeyman director. His publicist released a statement on his passin...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Bbc, Julia Roberts, South Africa, Jane Austen, Richard Curtis, Royal Shakespeare Company, Rachel Weisz, Shakespeare, Julie Walters, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Rachel

Nick Cave Plays HG Wells In New Benedict Cumberbatch Movie About Cat Illustrator Louis Wain

Nick Cave has carved out a nice little side hustle composing film scores alongside his Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis, and he’s also written gritty dramas like The Proposition and Lawless. But in all of Nick Cave’s time in the movie industry, he hasn’t done a whole lot of acting, despite being a deeply compelling presence with a ton of gravitas. Most of Cave’s acting roles have been quick cameos: Freak Storm in Johnny Suede, the saloon singer in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Ro...
Tags: Music, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Shakespeare, Hg Wells, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jesse James, Coward Robert Ford, Cave, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Illustrator Louis Wain

Other Denzel Washington Movies You Should Watch After The Little Things

"The Little Things" is an entertaining throwback to neo-noir investigative thrillers that debuted in January, 2021. The film's pulpy storyline and ambiguous ending elevated it above other "Se7en" wannabes, but really, it was the film's incredible cast that garnered attention. Recent Academy Award winners Rami Malek and Jared Leto brought to depth to their respective roles, but both were overshadowed by their co-star Denzel Washington. One of the most acclaimed actors of all-time, Washington has ...
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Orson Welles' Directed Films Ranked Worst To Best

Surveying Welles' filmography as a whole, some trends emerge. It's easy to see that Welles was a fan of Shakespeare, particularly the Bard's characters who author their own undoing. Whenever Welles portrays relationships, his characters evince betrayal, hypocrisy, and deception. He returns to the turn of the 19th into the 20th century repeatedly, an unexpectedly early era for a man born in 1915.He was also remarkably prolific. Even after winnowing his filmography down to the projects he directed...
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12 Shows Like Ted Lasso You'll Definitely Want To Watch

"Believe." That's the core tenet of "Ted Lasso," the instruction that informs both its titular character and the team who writes him into existence. If Ted Lasso believes, so too will his audience. Maybe they'll believe in themselves. Maybe they'll come to believe that football is life (and also death), or that deep grief can be lived with. Belief is what made "Ted Lasso" a word-of-mouth hit, and belief is, ironically, why the discourse turned against it -- because, if you haven't heard, despite...
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The Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer Breakdown: Something Wicked This Way Coens

Is this a dagger which I see before me? No! It's the trailer for "The Tragedy of Macbeth," the new Shakespeare adaptation from writer-director Joel Coen. Starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington, this black-and-white retelling of the Scottish Play looks stylish as hell, and the pairing of McDormand and Washington is sure to get plenty of attention. There's a chance you're already familiar with the story of "Macbeth," since the play has been around for over 400 years, and there have been ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Washington, Ireland, Frances Mcdormand, Trailers, Norway, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Duncan, Lady Macbeth, Malcolm, Banquo, Harry Melling, McDormand

First Trailer for Joel Coen’s THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

First look at Joel Coen's Shakespeare adaptation. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Video, Movies, Shakespeare, Joel Coen, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, Appletv

Oh Shit

Oh shit. First things first. You need to watch this trailer. Just that image alone, before you hit play… that’s what started me saying Oh Shit. Because I realized…that’s Denzel. That’s Denzel…in Macbeth. So that cast + that story + that director = Oh Shit. And I have a feeling this isn’t going to be Hudsucker Proxy Coen, but more like True Grit Coen. And it’s a singular Coen. Apparently Ethan is, depending on when and who you hear it from, busy working on a play or tired o...
Tags: Movies, Time, Frances Mcdormand, Shakespeare, Stuff You Need to Know, Denzel Washington, Coen Brothers, Ethan, Denzel, Hudsucker Proxy Coen

First Teaser Trailer for Joel Coen's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Movie

"Something wicked this way comes…" A24 has unveiled a short teaser trailer for the film The Tragedy of Macbeth, the latest big screen Shakespeare adaptation coming this fall. It will be the first film directed by one of the Coen brothers without the other's involvement, with Joel Coen writing and directing on his own (sans Ethan) this time. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand co-star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce Shakespeare adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Scotland, Frances Mcdormand, Shakespeare, Denzel Washington, Ethan, Denzel, Coens, Joel Coen, To Watch, Kathryn Hunter, Bruno Delbonnel

The Tragedy of Macbeth Trailer Teases Joel Coen’s Shakespeare Tale

Apple TV+ has finally released the first trailer for Oscar-winning filmmaker Joel Coen’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic Shakespeare tale, The Tragedy of Macbeth, which will be led by Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as Lord and Lady Macbeth. This comes ahead of its world premiere this Friday, September 24 at the 2021 New York Film Festival. It will then be followed by its limited theatrical release on December 25, and an Apple TV+ debut on January 14, 2022. The Trag...
Tags: Apple, Video, Movies, Drama, Washington, Apple TV, Tom Hanks, Frances Mcdormand, Streaming, Shakespeare, Brendan Gleeson, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Duncan, Coen, Malcolm

Denzel Washington Goes Shakespeare In Debut Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in a Joel Coen-directed Shakespeare adaptation? Sign us up immediately.
Tags: Religion, Frances Mcdormand, Shakespeare, Denzel Washington, Joel Coen

The Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer: Joel Coen, Denzel Washington, And Frances McDormand Do Shakespeare

Joel Coen is flying solo with "The Tragedy of Macbeth," a new take on the Shakespeare classic. While Joel Coen almost always works side-by-side with his brother Ethan, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" has him on his own — although that doesn't mean the Coen Brothers have had a falling out. "Ethan just didn't want to make movies anymore," said longtime Coen collaborator Carter Burwell. "Ethan seems very happy doing what he's doing, and I'm not sure what Joel will do after this. They also have a ton of sc...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Frances Mcdormand, Trailers, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Coen Brothers, Joel, Ethan, Lady Macbeth, Coen, Joel Coen, Harry Melling, Denzel Washington Frances McDormand

Idioms and slang: two examples

Slang comes in two “installments”: as words and as phrases. There are thousands of both. Our dictionaries of slang are excellent, but they, quite wisely, do not devote too much space to etymology. I say “wisely,” because, as a rule, very little is known about the origin of this vocabulary. The authority of dictionaries is great, and the public never doubts that what is written there is correct. Later research often produces more reliable results, but a new edition of a major reference work canno...
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West Side Story Trailer: Steven Spielberg's Splashy Musical Remake Is Full Of Color And Dance-Fighting

Somebody pinch me, because I'm still having trouble believing that we're getting closer and closer to living in a world where Steven Spielberg has directed and released a musical. And not just any musical, at that. The legendary filmmaker has had his sights set on remaking "West Side Story" with all the pomp, energy, and impeccably-staged dance numbers it deserves. The newest full-length trailer certainly helps make this dream project feel more like reality, giving us even more of a taste of the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, News, New York City, Chicago, Broadway, Trailers, Shakespeare, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, West Side, Tony

The 15 Best Anthony Hopkins Roles Ranked

The 15 Best Anthony Hopkins Roles Ranked Sir Anthony Hopkins isn't a man that requires much introduction. He's one of the finest actors of his generation, breaking into the mainstream with his portrayal of the villainous Hannibal Lecter. However, his talent was noticed decades before "Silence of the Lambs," and he shined in roles like Richard the Lionheart and the paradoxical Captain Bligh. What makes Hopkins special isn't pretension or devotion to his craft, though. He's simply a consummate pro...
Tags: Hbo, England, Hollywood, Movies, Supreme Court, Freedom, America, Earth, Ford, Oliver Stone, Mick Jagger, Morgan Freeman, John, Westworld, Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris

The Daily Stream: Shakespeare In Love Wisely Values Romance Over Accuracy

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Shakespeare in Love"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: In 1593 London, a moody, sexy playwright named William Shakespeare (ever heard of him?) needs to write a new play, but he finds himself romantically dejected and creatively up against a wall. But he is inspired by a one-two punch that happens nearly simultaneo...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Ben Affleck, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, William Shakespeare, Kent, Shakespeare, Norman, Emily Blunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Romeo, Colin Firth

Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare?

So why do we still read him, and why do so many people still flock to his plays, despite their archaisms lichened with footnotes and, to citizens of our ironic century, his easily parodied apostrophizing? Why do we still care? – Washington Post
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Garden visiting

A Real Rant. By now some of you may mistakenly be thinking I’m a nice person, but here comes a Proper Rant. We visited a garden last week and we really didn’t like it. As ever, other people think it’s ‘lovely’. (Though Americans must bear in mind that in the UK every garden is considered ‘lovely’) Perhaps you’ll help me out a little? – I need your thoughts. See below. What didn’t we like? Here’s the plan: And you can see that it’s mostly trees, (all that green has trees in) so let’s get that ...
Tags: Gardening, UK, Britain, Charles, Shakespeare, Japanese Garden, Ministry of Controversy, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Roman Temple, British Gardens, NGS gardens, Roman House, Westminster Abbey Ordinary

The 10 Best Orson Welles Characters Ranked

Before he gained a reputation of being difficult to work with and decamped to Europe twice in search of more freedom as a filmmaker, Orson Welles was a former child prodigy who was initially embraced by Hollywood as a wunderkind. Welles directed himself to critical acclaim in starring screen roles as both "Macbeth" and "Othello" and sparked a Halloween-eve panic in 1938 with his radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds." His 1941 epic "Citizen Kane" routinely tops lists of the best...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Movies, Supreme Court, France, Edgar Allan Poe, Orson Welles, America, Vienna, Ireland, United Kingdom, Harry, William Shakespeare, Nazi, Shakespeare, Mel Brooks

Essential Movies About High School You Need To See

The high school experience is a fixture of coming-of-age films, as heightened emotional states and specific pressures give the transition from childhood to adulthood unlimited storytelling potential. Great high school movies cross many different genres, but always come down to the specific, yet somehow universal, challenges that teenagers face.John Hughes is the filmmaker most closely associated with high school movies thanks to his groundbreaking work in the '80s to accurately depict these pivo...
Tags: England, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Best, Palo Alto, Dave, Britain, Roger Ebert, Cameron, Tracy, Beverly Hills, James Franco, Jane Austen

The Best Movies Streaming Right Now: Worth, King Kong, Titus, The Social Network, A Glitch In The Matrix

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a weekly column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)Welcome back, streamers! The weekly edition of Now Stream This is here, hot off the virtual press, featuring five movies you might want to stream this weekend. They include a drama based around 9/11, an underrated monster movie remake, a wild Shakespeare adaptation, a supervillain origin story, and a documentary about brains in jars.  Worth No...
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Turkish Series ‘Hamlet’ Recasts Tragedy for the Modern Equine Empire

Kaan Müjdeci’s “Hamlet” reskins Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy in a modern retelling of family betrayal and horse carriages. When Kedir Kesmeci murders his brother in secret, his niece Hazar must find the courage to expose him. Indeed her sorrows “come not single spies,” and there on the island of Büyükada, off the coast of Istanbul, she […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Istanbul, Series Mania, Buyukada, Kaan Müjdeci, Kedir Kesmeci, Hazar

‘I felt completely lost’: the actors navigating an arts crisis and long Covid

Three performers – among the one million people suffering from long Covid – explain the painful process of getting back on stageIn 2019, the actor and director Helen Oakleigh was hired to stage a number of shows in China that would be playing throughout 2020. They flew from London to Wuhan on 1 January last year and then on to Chengdu but, soon after arriving, began to feel unwell with a virus that would later be diagnosed as Covid-19. Although able to return to work soon afterwards, they strugg...
Tags: UK, London, China, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Harry Potter, Acting, Shakespeare, Wuhan, Chengdu, Coronavirus, Helen Oakleigh, Covid Oakleigh

Amazon's "Cinderella."

That has a 41% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. I scanned the reviews. Nothing worth quoting.  The preview is enough. I looked it up after reading this comment on the review that appears in WaPo: "I watched the preview and was struck by the whole message that Cinderella's new dream is to get to work MORE. Feed into the capitalistic machine, Cinderella! You have no value unless you dream of WORK." Yes, there's a male fairy godmother, not that he's called a "fairy"! He's referred to as "Fabulous Go...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Mythology, Ireland, Language, Cinderella, Shakespeare, Greco Roman, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joseph Noel Paton, Carole Silvers

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 2-9

  Gerald C. Rivers, Mark Lewis, Franc Ross and Christopher W. Jones in a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. The play runs on Sept. 5 and other dates through Oct. 30. (Photo by Ian Flanders)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 2-9.   EVENTS   Circus Vargas: “Mr. V’s Big Top Dream” is the theme. Hours: 7 p.m. Sept. 2; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3; 1, 4 and 7:30...
Tags: Hollywood, Iraq, Mike Malone, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Glendale, Paris, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sydney, Broadway, Elton John

A 94-Year-Old English Teacher and Her Former Students Reunite in Their Old Classroom & Debate the Merits of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

In fiction the inspirational high-school English teacher is a cliché, despite (or indeed due to) the fact that so many of us have had at least one of them in real life. For generations of students who passed through San Francisco’s prestigious Lowell High School, that teacher was Flossie Lewis. Long after her retirement, she went surprisingly viral in a 2016 PBS interview clip about her thoughts on aging. It seemed she retained her power to inspire, not just for her more than seven milli...
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