But sometimes they are pure wondrous delight. Plus, this movie is hilarious and endlessly quotable. I find the tale of these star-crossed lovers to be very silly and melodramatic. In fact, I have long held the theory that it was always intended to be a comedy and not a tragedy. But as a big fan of Baz Luhrmann and his unique style, coupled with 90s Leo, this is a movie that was made for me.
How did a movie featuring shirtless Channing Tatum end up so totally underrated? Amanda Bynes takes on Twelfth Night as a high school soccer player who disguises herself as her brother and takes his place at his prep school because she just wants to be part of a competitive team. Chaos, awkwardness, and drama follow, but Bynes is so charming and funny that the result is a delight. Scar is the ultimate Disney villain, what with the fratricide and all. The voice cast is iconic, the animation is beautiful, and can we talk about those perfect Elton John lyrics?
Top tier Disney animation meets top tier Shakespeare. This Oscar-winning short film is funny and sweet and clever. Really, one of the happiest, funniest, most enjoyable and accessible Shakespeare films ever made.
Orson Welles did several Shakespeare films, with mixed results. Welles is Falstaff, because of course he is, and dominates his scenes, but he gives plenty of space for the other actors, including John Gielgud as Henry IV and Jeanne Moreau as Doll, and for his truly unique visual and linguistic take on Shakespeare. Chimes at Midnight is simply a work of art. Like Welles, Kurosawa did a few Shakespeare adaptations, but his interpretation of Macbeth is by far my favorite. So, I like Macbeth. And what if Macbeth , but set in a run-down burger joint, with a bunch of stoners as the Witches, and Christopher Walken as Officer Macduff?
These are the finest actresses of their generation. The film comes from The Taming of the Shrew and manages to tell the fantastic story through a modern lens. Everything about this story, from the script to the performances, gel incredibly well and still feel contemporary even though it is now 20 years old. I fell in love with Julia Stiles in this movie as she and character Kat Stratford became not only my feminist idol, but one of my earliest girl crushes.
Yes, it has problems. However, I will not hear Natalie Wood besmirched. She is one of my queens. This movie is a beautifully made, modernized retelling of Romeo and Juliet. The music is flawless, the acting is powerful, and this is still a classic musical worthy of watching even now. One of the most faithful adaptations on my list, this is also one of my favorite versions of Hamlet.
This ultra tiny version of the Shakespeare play was directed by the popular television creator and filmed over a number of days, using his own house as the setting. The tone is classic Whedon with a cast who truly gel well together. The story is a fascinating reexamination of the classic and familiar story of Hamlet , choosing to examine it through a different perspective. The starring performances are truly amazing, showing two talented actors in the early stages of their careers.
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