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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