Noah (2014), Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
I think Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer put it best when he wrote, “Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is the Old Testament on acid.” Finally watched it this morning and I couldn’t agree more. The visually stunning Creation sequence (embedded above) was very reminiscent of Kubrick’s 2001 and it doesn’t really get any trippier than that. Russell Crowe gives an understated but brilliant performance and Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone are quite good as well. I have no idea how faithful it is (or not) to any religious doctrine, but from a purely cinematic perspective, I highly recommend it.