It is uncompromising, both in the way it travels a seemingly inevitable trajectory and relies on practical effects to present gruesome imagery.
There’s nothing remotely adult to be found here, even for those deep in the grip of nostalgia.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Implied Violence, Racial Epithets, Adult Themes)
Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Frankie Faison, Tosin Cole, Haley Bennett
Movie-going is not a civics assignment but "Till" is a sufficiently powerful motion picture that it offers more than a history lesson.
Cate Blanchett’s inhabitation of Lydia is complete and the movie’s presentation of her life is exacting in every detail; the result is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Although this features high wattage stars, it represents a curiously anachronistic attempt at escapist fare.
Although there’s probably never a minute that goes by without some kind of barb being tossed, Ostlund reserves his sharpest daggers for illustrating how utterly out-of-touch the ultra-rich are.
The chemistry between the leads, played by Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke, is flammable but the movie needs more.
Suffused with hypnotic visuals and anchored by a tremendous performance by Idris Elba, the movie takes its cues from the fantasy workings of Guillermo del Toro and is only occasionally found wanting.
Although not a single line has been retained from Shakespeare's "Macbeth," "Throne of Blood" represents one of the best (if not the best) screen versions of the story.
Has a free-spirited sense of fun and mischief that allows the viewer to uncover something more enjoyable than the monotonous sameness of the CGI overload.