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MINI REVIEW: In short, if you admire well made films, this is a movie you need to see. Having just witnessed the Oscars 2016, and shortly thereafter watching this film, it is shocking that it wasn’t recognised in any category of said awards. We could go on a tangent and discuss the frivolity of the Oscars, but enough of that, at least till Oscar season 2017. Technically Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is flawless and a wander to watch. This is not a light film, nor is it necessarily entertaining. What I mean is, it’s basically a Shakespeare play, you know, Macbeth, the ‘boring’ tale we all have had to study at some point in our lives. Having said that, this film elevates this play, yet again to a new status of poetry and study in the philosophy of man. “Long Live Macbeth!”

The performances delivered by the entire cast is indeed memorable, in particular Michael Fassbender’s and Marion Cotillard’s. It’s these two characters that do most of the talking, and there is a lot of talking, but it’s their intensity and visible inner struggle that make these segments comes to life. Accompanied with stunning costume designs, brilliant set decorations and one of the most stunning cinematography, this is a film to be adored! Somehow Justin Kurzel has brought elegance to the grotesque affair that Macbeth is.

Who is excited about Assassin’s Creed? If you didn’t know, Justin Kurzel is directing that, and is also working along side Michael Fassbender to bring that game adaption to life. Here at FilmMunch, we couldn’t be more excited and confident that this project is in good hands. If you need reassurance, please watch Macbeth, after which there will be no doubt that we might just get the game to film adaption that we have all been waiting for, since the dawn of video games! Now it’s time to enjoy seven wonderfully crafted frames in Macbeth, as a celebration to the artistic wander this film really is.

1 Birth Not

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2 Pensive Dawn

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3 Four Not Three

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4 Beasts Do Not Cry

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5 Akira / Shakespeare / Kurzel

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6 Throne On Thrones

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7 It Isn’t Over Yet

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