It's only fitting that the first director to ever receive one of my Visual Reviews gets the first extension. Yes, since participating in the LAMBS Director's Chair back in October of 2012, Visual Reviews have been one of those things this blog is known for, but I have to admit that it's been a while since I've put one together (the last one was Wright, back in October of 2013). For anyone unfamiliar with what my Visual Reviews are, they are my personal overview of a single director's entire body of work, using images from their films as the only way to review them.
With Aronofsky's latest film hitting theaters (and causing quite the stir) I felt it only appropriate that Noah receive it's own Visual Review, to make my glance at Aronofsky's filmography complete.
So here it goes:
Noah (2014) anywhere between *** & *****/***** (in other words, I still can't decide what to grade this movie)
|Feels like a modern-day struggle...|
|Explodes with controversy...|
|It keeps coming back...|
As you can see, I'm still struggling with this one. You can read my full review here (where I hand this an A after debate) and I have a feeling that this will be the one film I continue to internally struggle with, which is only appropriate considering that the whole film itself was about an internal struggle.
Also, here are three reviews that cover the wide spectrum of reactions to this controversial film. They also happen to be extremely well written reviews, so they are well worth reading, regardless of your stance on the film itself:
Surrender to the Void loved this...
The Movie Scrutineer is mixed, like myself...
Keith at the Movies was not too fond of this one...
And while we're at it, check out the podcast over at The Matinee, where they debate the film as well!