A king's head lies on top of a bloody sword.The Tragedy of Macbeth is a historical thriller written and directed by Joel Coen and based on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. It is the first film directed by one of the Coen brothers without the other’s involvement.  Macbeth is the story of the progeny of three witches.  I would not have watched this movie, except that again, Denzel is nominated for Best Actor.  I think this was Denzel’s best performance of all.

Macbeth (Denzel Washington), the Thane of Glamis and a warrior, along with Banquo (Bertie Carvel), a father and also, a warrior, brings the army of King Duncan (Brendan Gleeson) to victory over the treacherous Thane of Cawdor.  While on the battlefield, three witches tell Macbeth that he will be Thane of Cawdor and king hereafter.  However, when King Duncan appoints his son Malcolm (Harry Melling) as Prince of Cumberland, Macbeth sees this as a threat to…

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