Filmmaker Paul Ireland chats with Noel T. Manning II about his second feature film, Measure for Measure. This modern adaptation of a Shakespeare work was not without its own tragedies and challenges. Paul shares that and more on this edition… Read More ›
Constructed upon utter chaos, “#ShakespearesShitstorm” loses itself in its visual style as it tries to dissolve the more pretentious side of The Bard. [Fantasia Film Festival]
Over twenty years after his first experimental Shakespeare film adaptation, Tromeo and Juliet (1996), Lloyd Kaufman and the team at Troma Entertainment have released yet another irreverent and outlandish adaptation with #ShakespearesShitstorm, a wacky musical-comedy and gross-out fest based on… Read More ›
Critically-acclaimed director, writer, and producer Jon Favreau oversees this photo-realistic remake of Disney’s 1994 animated feature The Lion King. The original film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and was written by trio Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda… Read More ›
IFC Film’s “Ophelia” reimagines Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and, in doing so, reinvigorates the centuries old play.
There exists a problem in classic literature and it resides in the presentation of women. They are rarely given any agency, any sense of control over their fates, and are, instead, merely fodder for whatever Hero’s Journey the male lead… Read More ›
Modern adaptation “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” beautifully captures the inherent chaotic spirit of love.
The beauty of William Shakespeare’s plays is their malleability to interpretation. Even the highest of the literati recognize that Shakespeare wrote for the multitudes, not just high class or lower born. As such, his plays contain a timeliness, enabling them… Read More ›