Lady Macbeth
First screened in July 2017
Director: William Oldroyd. Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Golda Rosheuvel, Christopher Fairbank, Anton Palmer, Cliff Burnett. Screenplay: Alice Birch (based on the story "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" by Nikolai Leskov).

Twitter Capsule: Taut, austere experience, impressively willing to Go There even as its turns get easier to predict. Hey, Cosmo Jarvis.

VOR:   Cleverly parlays spare resources to tell a stripped-down story of brute behavior in a lonesome place. No landmark, but makes an impression.

Photo © 2016 BBC Films/BFI/Sixty Six Pictures,
© 2017 Roadside Attractions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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