Mesrine: Killer Instinct (Not Rated)


Based on Mesrine’s memoir Mesrine: Killer Instinct (Part 1), director Jean-François Richet creates an action-packed crime drama. The story opens in ’60s France where war hero Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) starts his career by meeting mob kingpin (Gérard Depardieu). There’s an addictive quality to the film due to the story’s unpredictable nature and the expert filmmaking on display.

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For anyone who hasn’t seen Shakespeare before, Insurgo Theater Movement’s Macbeth is a good introduction to the darker works of the Bard. The production is quite traditional in contrast with recent interpretations, such as those set in a modern restaurant or populated by punk biker gangs. Strobe lightning and rousing bagpipes set the scene for witchcraft and battle on the Scottish moors. Geo Nikols (most recently in Insurgo’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Theseus) is rather young for the part of Macbeth, but he projects an air of grounded self-confidence.