AMERIKANA (James Merendino, 2001/2007)

Playing Shakespeare often lifts up a middling actor’s work to a level of authenticity. On film, this is what happened in the case of Michael Keaton in Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing (1993), where the former Batman is terribly moving and brilliantly funny as Dogberry. However, the situation is hardly universal. In that same […]