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Denzel Washington, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Cast on Joel Coen’s First Solo Project and Bringing Diversity to Shakespeare

Cold temperatures and falling rain provided the perfect backdrop for the Los Angeles premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, held Thursday night at the Directors Guild of America theater. Stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand were joined on the red carpet by castmates Corey Hawkins, Stephen Root, […]

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

A first-rate cast and stunning craftsmanship bring surging vitality to Shakespeare’s political thriller about an ambitious couple whose murderous power grab sends them spiraling into madness.

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen Say They Never Witnessed Misconduct With Scott Rudin, but “Didn’t Doubt the Stories”

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen say they never witnessed any bullying behavior by producer Scott Rudin, who has been accused by ex-staffers of workplace misconduct, though Coen acknowledges he was aware of Rudin’s fearsome reputation in the industry. “I think there isn’t anyone who works in the business who hasn’t heard those stories over the […]

Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to Close London Film Festival

Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is set to close the 65th BFI London Film Festival. The A24 and Apple film — written and directed by Coen and starring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Kathryn Hunter — will receive its European premiere on Oct. 17 […]

NY Film Festival Set to Open With World Premiere of Joel Coen’s ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’

The 2021 New York Film Festival is set to open with the world premiere of Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, it was announced today. The Apple/A24 film starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will serve as the opening night screening on Sept. 24. The black-and-white film is the latest take on the classic Shakespeare […]

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Bill Murray plays the editor of a fictitious American magazine in a quaint French town, whose staff assembles to write his obituary and prepare their final issue in Wes Anderson's valentine to literary journalism.

Frances McDormand Says ‘Fargo’ at One Point Included a “Right to Life Protest” Storyline

The Coen brothers’ Fargo at one point featured a minor storyline that could have sparked some political fireworks. Star Frances McDormand revealed what was in an earlier version of the script for the black comedy during a panel discussion following a 25th anniversary screening of the movie at the 2021 Tribeca Festival. While director Joel […]

Rooney Mara, Claire Foy Join Frances McDormand in ‘Women Talking’ From Plan B, Orion

Plan B Entertainment and MGM’s Orion Pictures have added Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley to the Women Talking adaptation already led by Frances McDormand. Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod and Ben Whishaw also boarded writer/director Sarah Polley’s feature adaptation of Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name. The adaptation follows a group […]

Critic’s Notebook: How ‘Nomadland’ Became the Film of Our Moment

'Nomadland,' Chloé Zhao's Oscar-winning ode to independence and isolation, became an anthem for the dysphoria of 2020. 

Oscars: Frances McDormand Celebrates Best Actress Win for ‘Nomadland’ With a Howl On Stage

Frances McDormand won the award for best actress at the 93rd annual Academy Awards. The star won the award for her role in 'Nomadland.'

Scott Rudin Steps Back From Upcoming Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington Films

The uber producer has a number of movies on the horizon including next month's Amy Adams starrer 'The Woman in the Window' for Netflix.

Making of ‘Nomadland’: How Frances McDormand and Chloe Zhao Created a Story That “Crossed Cultural and Generational Lines”

The Oscar winner and indie auteur joined forces on windswept Western plains to create a modern-day odyssey of the dispossessed surviving on the edges of the American dream.