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Ethan Reviews Joel

“In The Tragedy of Macbethlong-time Hollywood presence Joel Coen — who has 18 prior films to his credit—takes sole creative control of a project for the first time. The result, not unlike the tale of Macbeth itself, is a tragedy of epic proportions… Macbeth is Joel Coen’s shittiest movie by several billion light years. If all the elephants in all the world crapped into the same canyon for a hundred years, you would still not have a pile of shit half a large as Joel Coen’s dumb-as-a-dog-dick rendering of this classic taleOne can’t watch Macbeth without getting the sense that something is missing; some inspired element that gave Mr. Coen’s earlier work an aura of ebullient genius is absent this time. The wit, verve, and undeniable rugged machismo that characterized the other eighteen films in which he happened to be involved are nowhere to be found here. Ultimately, one must conclude that what’s lacking is talent itself.”
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