2019 Film Review – 2: Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word [dir. Wim Wenders; 2018]

One wonders what promises were made by Wim Wenders and his team to persuade the Vatican to grant them access to Pope Francis. Or maybe they were just charmed by what is admittedly a winning smile and a compelling warmth. Whatever happened behind the scenes, Wenders has created an unsubtle, largely interview-led documentary which systematically lists the world’s woes and then presents Francis as the … Continue reading 2019 Film Review – 2: Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word [dir. Wim Wenders; 2018]

Film Review: Pina [dir: Wim Wenders; 2011]

Sticking a camera in front of an acclaimed stage production usually results in an awkward mess that drains its source material of life and reduces it to a display of embarrassing amateurishness. Anyone who spent some of their A Level Lit lessons watching BBC Shakespeare adaptations will know exactly what I mean. Wim Wenders completely avoids this trap in his latest film, a presentation of … Continue reading Film Review: Pina [dir: Wim Wenders; 2011]