‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Was Pretty Good!

I’m not a fan of Shakespeare, never have been. A couple of years ago I tried to watch the Best Picture-winning film Hamlet starring Laurence Olivier from 1948 and it drove me batty. Of course, I didn’t finish it. Since then, I’ve found absolutely no interest in Shakespeare’s work…until Denzel Washington starred in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

As I continuously heard the buzz about this new film adapted from one of Shakespeare’s greatest hits, I decided, what the heck, let me watch it. And I’ve got to say, it was pretty good.

More than anything the film is absolutely stunning. Joel Coen, who wrote and directed the film, brought such a vivid beauty to the black-and-white cinematography of the piece that I found myself invested simply because the directing was stellar.

The execution of the story wasn’t half-bad either. At first, I found it a bit hard to follow but it wasn’t long before I understood what was transpiring perfectly and from thereon I was sucked in.

This movie will definitely get a bunch of Oscar nominations, including another Oscar nomination for Denzel Washington as Macbeth. He won’t win because he’s got a lot of competition this year; Will Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Andrew Garfield, but he did do a great job.

All in all, if either one of the Coen Brothers makes a movie I’m always excited, and for good reason. This film was fantastic.

I’m giving it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

Did We Just See the Best Weekend of Playoff Football EVER?

I don’t usually talk about other topics outside of entertainment on my site, mainly sports, but when I do it’s because something has happened so incredible I have to share my excitement. And oh my goodness was that weekend of football literally the best I’ve ever seen.

When do you ever have a series of games that all come down to the wire, and the last game ends up in overtime after one of the most miraculous endings of regulation I’ve ever witnessed.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson (2) celebrates his game-winning field goal against the Tennessee Titans with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) after an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. The Cincinnati Bengals won 19-16.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Let’s talk about that first game, the up-and-coming Cincinnati Bengals led by my favorite new quarterback, Joe Burrow (he’s the real deal) versus the team that lives up to their name, the Tennessee Titans. It was a defensive masterpiece with both teams barely able to make things happen.

Back and forth the Bengals and Titans went as the 35-degree weather chilled the air. Burrow got sacked, if I remember correctly, ten times in a game that felt like annihilation on the Bengals side, and yet he and his team never stopped fighting.

There, at the end, when they got a chance to win the game, they did what needed to be done and it was over. The Cincinnati Bengals would go to their first AFC Championship since 1988. Yikes.

In two years, Joe Burrow has turned one of the worst teams in the league into an actual threat for the Super Bowl win, but they’ve got quite a fight ahead of them in next week’s matchup. I’ll get to that later.

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