Noah

Noah

When people talk about the films of director Darren Aronofsky, they tend to bring up his edgy arthouse hits like Black Swan or Requiem for a Dream; generally unmentioned: his largest box-office success by far, 2014’s Noah.

When people talk about the great films about faith, the usual touchstones are Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments or postwar European dramas like Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (or, depending on the Evangelicalness of the audience pool, modern “faith-based” film industry hits like Facing the Giants or Fireproof); also left unmentioned: Noah.

And yet Noah, the 2014 oddball Biblical fantasy epic, directed by Aronofsky, has stuck with me. It won’t let me go, nor will the notion go away that the film’s semi-forgotten, oddball status belies that Noah is not only Aronofsky’s masterpiece but also the defining faith film of the past couple decades.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE: www.cinematary.com/writing/2021/11/29/noah-2014-by-darren-aronofsky