Reviewed by Greg King Director: Garth Davis Stars: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahin, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo, Ryan Corr. In the 50s, Biblical films were extremely popular, with sweeping epics like the Oscar winning Ben Hur and the spectacular The Ten Commandments scoring at the box office. These stories drawn from the Bible featured timeless themes of good versus evil and epic battles. But in the 60s their popularity seemed to wane. More modern takes on Bible stories have tended to be revisionist in nature – Martin Scorsese’s Continue reading

MARY MAGDALENE – interview with Garth Davis

by GREG KING Mary Magdalene is a unique take on the Biblical story of Jesus, and it seeks to redress the popular misconception of Mary as a prostitute. Rather the film depicts her as one of the most ardent of Jesus’ disciples and believers and tells the familiar story from her perspective. The film stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix. Greg spoke to director Garth Davis about the film, which his follow up to the acclaimed, award winning drama Lion. Continue reading