The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth ★★

Difficult to enjoy Shakespeare’s English, like watching a foreign language movie without subtitles. You’re left relying on visual storytelling, the skills of the actors and direction to lead the viewer.

I appreciate the filmmaking, especially considering it was all filmed on a sound stage. The MC Escher-esque set design flooded with light and costume design were highlights. Denzel Washington was commanding and the three witches were harrowing.

Aside from the striking black & white cinematography, I really did not enjoy this. Unless you’re an English major, I struggle to see how to enjoy this.

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