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Darren Aronofsky, 2014

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Darren Aronofsky’s film is an engagingly odd affair: a broiling, big-budget, CGI-heavy epic that brings all manner of strange appendages to the Bible (marauding rock-monsters?) and is also laced with moments of visual brilliance: montages so fast as to be almost subliminal.

Russell Crowe as Noah does his mumbling, brow-furrowing thing; Ray Winstone’s Tubalcain grins and bellows; Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah) cackles and twinkles; Jennifer Connelly, (Mrs Noah) steadies the ship.

The sea heaves, the Ark creaks, the scenery is stunning. Weird, brooding and unexpectedly stirring.

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