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‘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.

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My Review of ‘The Little Things’

I love a good murder mystery! I’m talking Se7en, Prisoners, and The Silence of the Lambs. Those are the best ones I’ve seen and I’ve seen some other good mystery movies along the way.

This week I decided to watch The Little Things, a new murder mystery starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto. I almost skipped watching this movie but when Leto earned a Golden Globe nomination for the film I thought, heck, I might as well check it out.

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So I watched it yesterday with my sister and oh my goodness, it was underwhelming.

For the first hour it’s just mindless exposition filled with cop lingo that left me pulling at my face with frustration. Half of what they were talking about I couldn’t understand and the other half, I just didn’t care about.

When Leto finally showed up, he kind of brought a bit of pizzazz to the movie but overall, the ending left me like, “WHAT?!” It just was annoying and nonsensical and just…frustrating.

The only reason why I made it as long as I did was because I was watching the film believing that Denzel Washington’s character was the actual killer.

SPOILERS AHEAD! It isn’t. In fact…we never find out who actually is killing all of the people. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a bit of a shocking ending but because the writer was trying so hard to tell a story that’s different they didn’t think to actually write a movie that was entertaining.

70 out of 100 and 2/5 stars

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A Movie Ranking: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is one of the most recognized actors for his numerous roles. He’s also one of the best actors I know and has two Oscars to boot, solidifying his status among Hollywood’s elite. For this week’s A Movie Ranking, I thought it would be best to highlight him. Enjoy!

6. The Equalizer

Denzel Washington in The Equalizer (2014)

With a Liam Neeson-like approach on action blockbusters as an older actor, Denzel Washington plays the no-name-taking, butt-kicking Robert McCall in 2014’s The Equalizer. The movie was so successful that it would end up getting a sequel. I didn’t finish this film but it was a decent movie. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Denzel Washington