Film Review: A Caribbean Dream

Shakirah Bourne’s A Caribbean Dream is an amiable reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In Barbados, Hermia is set to marry Demetrius, even though she is in love with Lysander. During a festival, the mischievous Puck decides to play tricks on the islanders, Under love spells, chaos ensues… Writer and director Shakirah Bourne transport Shakespeare’s whimsical play to […]

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Film Review: Macbeth

Director Justin Kurzel delivers a haunting adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic. Macbeth is a sharp and often brutal cinematic retelling of the play. Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition, Macbeth is spurred on by his wife to take action to claim the throne for himself… Justin Kurzel, director of […]

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Film Review: Coriolanus

Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut Coriolanus is a modern-day adaptation of the Shakespeare’s play using the Bard’s original language. The film is skillfully produced but unfortunately rather dull. Caius Martius is a respected member of the Roman army, well known for his bravery. Succeeding on his most recent mission to defend Rome from the Volscian uprising, the soldier is bestowed with […]

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Coriolanus Trailer

Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus is due for release on 20th January 2012. I saw footage from the film at Empire Big Screen, and it looks pretty interesting. Although Shakespearean dialogue in the modern day has been done before (1997’s Romeo + Juliet for example), it still appears a little unusual. Nonetheless, it is refreshing that Fiennes has chosen to adapt one […]

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