Macbeth (2015)
First screened in October 2015
Director: Justin Kurzel. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, David Thewlis, Lynn Kennedy, Seylan Baxter, Kayla Fallon, Amber Rissmann, Elizabeth Debicki, Hilton McRae, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Ross Anderson, James Harkness. Screenplay: Emma Donoghue (based on her novel).

Twitter Capsule: Maybe not the rangiest vision of the play but a stark, grotty, and potent one. Fassbender's a lava pit, Cotillard a cobra.

Second Capsule: Fassbender and Cotillard sexed me here. And here, and here.

VOR:   Kurzel capitalizes on the play's relative brevity to frame a story about the shocking speed and horror by which power leads to power and violence. Not definitive, but very vivid.

Photo © 2015 The Weinstein Company/See-Saw Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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