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‘Macbeth’ the dessert wine of 2021 cinema

9/10 The barrage of new work from heavyweight directors that sealed off 2021 like the frantic finale of a firework display is capped by The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen’s spin on William Shakespeare’s enigmatic tale of insomnia, self-fulfilling prophecy, … Continue reading

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‘Alien: Covenant’ is everything wrong with filmmaking in 2017

5/10 Watching Alien: Covenant, it’s hard not to think about the death of cinema, as director/producer Ridley Scott recently described with a remarkable lack of self-awareness. Like the edema, back pain and noxious bad breath of advanced renal failure, the … Continue reading

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