Four years after Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky returns with a film billed as a biblical epic, but is really anything but. Don’t expect a religious sermon as the visionary filmmaker transforms the widely known Old Testament story into another provocative, esoteric addition to a divisive, but no less fascinating filmography. Continue reading Noah Review
The Last Son of Krypton
The battle of the summer blockbusters has commenced, and after Marvel’s failed attempt to bring sympathy and emotion to an unpleasant egotist, DC looks to eclipse their rivals with what had the makings of an intriguing retelling of their iconic hero. Unfortunately, the result is another underwhelming superhero flick that struggles beneath the weight of its own ambition and doesn’t once come close to matching expectation.
Tom Hooper prepares another speech
Following the success of his Oscar-winning royal period drama The King’s Speech, British director Tom Hooper tackles an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s acclaimed Les Misérables. There have been many incarnations of the legendary 1862 French novel that date back to the birth of cinema, but Hooper is the first filmmaker to translate Alain Boublil’s and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical stage play to the big screen.