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“True History of the Kelly Gang,” a defiantly vicious, one-man rogue’s gallery of style and substance

Wild tales of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his crew in the 1870s
George MacKay, Essie Davis and Nicholas Hoult
Directed by Justin Kurzel

Being historically accurate in film is tough. Dramatic license is all but impossible to sidestep. When your film begins with the phrase, “Nothing you are about to see is true,” you are assured a filmmaking carte blanche to wild creativity. So begins Justin Kurzel’s film “True History of the Kelly Gang,” a wild and vicious punk-tinged, outback-set, anti-Western that brings a unique take to the ... more >

This MACBETH is crazy

Film was a part of the last Cannes Festival
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard
Directed by Justin Kurzel

The storyline of "MacBeth" can be resumed to the following: Macbeth is a man obsessed by ambition. Done! Scotland is in the throes of civil war, the background goes, and the survival of King Duncan's reign depends on one last battle with the loyal Macbeth commanding his troops. DID YOU KNOW? There are 420 different screen adaptations of the works of Shakespeare, including ones made by Akira ... more >