Lady Macbeth review brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

Florence Pugh is lethally charismatic in William Oldroyds daring journey into the darkest corners of the world of bonnets and bows William Oldroyds fierce feature debut feels like Victorian noir, a twist on a genre probably invented by Shakespeare in the first place. It could well open up a dark new avenue in the bonnets-and-bows world of classic literary adaptation. His movie does an awful lot with a limited budget. It is smart, sexy, dour: qualities that are weaponised by a lethally charismatic lead performance from Florence Pugh as the…

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