Time to hammer through the second half of my Chicago International Film Festival coverage with an arthouse triple feature.
Shakespeare is hard. Even for professionals, Shakespeare is hard. This is the message I got from John Logan, the Tony-award winning playwright (for RED), and a two-time Oscar nominee (screenplays for Gladiator and The Aviator). Logan’s resume is impressive, so for him to admit that Coriolanus, was tough to bring to the big screen is no joke. It was a struggle at every level—adaptation, selling, filming, distributing. That this film exists at all is proof of Logan’s, and Ralph Fiennes’, devotion to the work. Continue reading “CIFF Triple Play: Coriolanus, Jeff Who Lives at Home and Sleeping Beauty”