To tell the story of Christ from the point of view of the only female member of the team sounds like an exciting and potentially illuminating idea. It could even have turned out to be as controversial as Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”.
This is an interesting if somewhat rambling satire on our increasingly uncaring and divided society with a few swipes at modern art.
This film is more of a character study inside a man’s mind than a lucid story. Yet it is totally gripping.
Warwick Thornton is an Australia aboriginal director and cinematographer and this film is based on his tribe’s memories of aborigine life early in the twentieth century, when, as he puts it, “we indigenous Australians weren’t technically slaves but we worked for free, worked for rations, under the authority imposed by a law called the Native Affairs Act.” Covering similar attitudes but in a totally different era from his powerful 2009 movie “Samson and Delilah”
A compelling mix of Golden Age Hollywood glamour, inspirational story, drug addiction revelations and cosmetic surgery tragedy. Bombshell kicks off with a journalistic angle which adds drama and the documentary is interspersed with the memories of family members, which add tangible pathos.
When her ballet career comes to a sudden end, young Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) finds her home – and care for her sick mother (Joely Richardson) – all at risk, but her creepy Uncle Vanya (Matthias Schoenaerts) has a solution: work for the shadowy Russian security services.