The Tragedy Of MacBeth is the final 2021 I’m reviewing before I start finalizing my Top 100 Best Films Of 2021 list, so was the best saved for last? Well definitely one of the best, The Tragedy Of MacBeth is the first film that’s directed by one of the Coen Brothers (in this case Joel Coen) without the other’s involvement. Seeing this immediately got me interested plus I’m a huge fan of the source material itself. This new take is quite special in a lot of ways, for starters let’s get the obvious out of the way. The cinematography is absolutely stunning, there are times when using black and white in some movies comes off as very tacky or just doesn’t add anything to the film. But not here, not only does it add so much to the film itself it creates a new type of atmosphere that has yet to be seen in a MacBeth film adaption. It creates this horror type feel, it’s like the characters are in a white void with a ton of fog, it’s truly captivating and immediately draws your attention. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand give such incredible performances, both give the most Shakespearean performances you can ask for while at the same time doing their own thing. It’s a fantastic combination two incredibly talented actors with fantastic source material. Kathryn Hunter as the witches is terrifyingly incredible, she does not hold back at all when trying to scare the viewer and adds to the cinematography. Her voice perfectly blends into the film in every single way possible, the writing is straight to the point and stays true to the source material. It highlights what makes the story so great and even adds to it as well, overall The Tragedy Of MacBeth is a very different adaption that is genuinely terrifying but completely stays true to the source material. Check this one out!
The Tragedy Of MacBeth is available on Apple TV+