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'Cymbeline' in the Instagram age; an intriguing idea that misses
'Cymbeline' in the Instagram age; an intriguing idea that misses

Surreal and au courant to a fault, "Cymbeline," starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson and Penn Badgley, is a mash-up of social media shortcomings and Shakespearean tragedy that becomes as much a tale of cinematic ambition gone awry as anything the Bard intended. Writer-director Michael Almereyda's choice to translate one of the playwright's less familiar works was a bold one. Its layers of deception rest on the manipulation of perception, which makes it ideal for recasting in an Instagram age with its ease of spreading misinformation. None of this is much of a stretch for the director, who drew deserved praise for 2000's...

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