- Directed by: Garth Davis
- Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor
- UK release: 16 March 2018
And Mary Magdalene (Mara) went forth from her home village to follow a charismatic healer-prophet-rabbi (Phoenix) whose message stirs her soul. Grace, strength and inner fire did Mara convey, but much dishevelled was Phoenix, even unto resembling Charles Manson. And behold, thoughtful and refreshing was the movie, yet also a tad bland.
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Mary Magdalene12 Mar 2018
Garth Davis's biblical drama, starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, is beautiful and thoughtful, if a touch bland
If there is any appetite for a biblical pic, this is a well-timed, refreshing retelling of the Jesus story from a female perspective. Inspired by the archeological discovery of parchment fragments claiming to be the Gospel of Mary, and by the Catholic…
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