• Heep big Indian brave Burt Reynolds in Navajo Joe (1966).

In the essay “Hamlet and His Problems,” T.S. Eliot famously declared Coriolanus to be Shakespeare’s greatest play. I’m not about to wade into that swamp (David Haglund has already led the charge with an interesting piece in Slate), but there’s no question that Coriolanus is a thorny, brilliant drama with plenty to tell us about the friction between democracy and military might. Ralph Fiennes’s new movie adaptation, the subject of this week’s long review, opens Friday at Landmark’s Century Centre.