What’s black and white and now streaming on AppleTV Plus? Why it’s Joel Coen’s solo directorial debut, The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as a couple with big dreams and no chill…well, maybe they have a little chill in this version? Up for debate. How does this Macbeth measure up in categories like: Bloodlust! Justifying its existence! Cool-looking Birnam Woodl! Plus, our hosts each submit and defend their Hall of Excellence candidate for Most Badass Denzel Performance.
What’s Good Mentions
Alonso – Former guests doing cool stuff (Nathan Rabin’s new book, River Butcher’s new special, and Mary Jo Pehl’s new Twitch show)
Drea – Amanda Gorman’s book, Call Us What We Carry
Ify – Sundance 2022
Peter Dinklage not thrilled with the concept of live -action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Buy Alonso’s book – I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies
Ify – In the Heat of the Night
Drea – Definition Please
Alonso – Kurosawa’s Shakespeare, especially Throne of Blood
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About the show
A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.
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