Film Review - Detention of the Dead
Film Review - The Bling Ring

Film Review - Much Ado About Nothing


In 1993, Kenneth Branagh attempted a lush, cinematic take on William Shakespeare’s famous play, “Much Ado About Nothing.” Attempting to counterpunch contextual impenetrability, Branagh turned the stage production into a luscious screen event, boasting stunning Italian countryside locations, heavenly golden bodies, and an all-star cast bent on challenging themselves with a rare outing of sophistication. It was a beautiful film, and perhaps bold enough to discourage beloved writer/director Joss Whedon from matching its sense of euphoria. His “Much Ado About Nothing” elects the opposite approach, refusing production polish, varied locations, and even color. It’s a stripped-down take on the Bard, ready-made for Whedon acolytes -- certainly interesting, but once you go Branagh, it’s difficult to go back. Read the rest at


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)