This is the much used genre of the true life story of one man’s redemption but in Gus van Sant’s film, it’s well told in a brisk and original style and flavoured with ironic humour.
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 film is more of a character study inside a man’s mind than a lucid story. Yet it is totally gripping.
Dir. Woody Allen, US, 2015, 95 mins Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie BlackleyAlthough now nearly 80, Woody Allen continues to write and direct a film a year. This is one of his more serious ones, reflecting his interest in philosophy, which was sparked off in his youth by the films of Ingmar Bergman. Despite dealing with heavy sounding concepts like existentialism, the meaning of life and moral dilemmas as...