Wednesday, August 10 by

Ralph Fiennes’ ‘Coriolanus’ Makes Shakespeare Relevant

Ralph Fiennes has done such a good job acting without a nose that he’s been allowed to direct his very own movie. Coriolanus, based off the play by William Shakespeare (or Anonymous or whoever), tells the story of a general who teams up with his sworn enemy after being betrayed by his people. Fiennes updates the tale here to set the events against the backdrop of modern warfare. However, he holds onto the original Shakespearean (or Anonymousean or whoeverean) dialogue. The results look pretty good and way more hardcore than when Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes did it.

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