The Two Popes (2019)

Rating: 10+/10

Pope Benedict and future Pope Francis talk about the current state of the catholic church. One being conservative and the other liberal, they must learn to change together to find what’s best for themselves and the future of the church.

This movie is presented almost entirely as a series of conversations. It’s a form that feels more fitting for the stage than the silver screen. But, at the same time, I don’t think I’ve ever seen something quite as interesting to watch as these two men speak to each other. They’re words carry great weight and what they decide in these private moments determine the future for what is still one of the strongest religions in the world. And asks big questions like does God change just as people do? Of course, many of these questions are without answers, at least not ones that can be answered by men, but these moments help us see that though the title of Pope carries great weight, they are still only human beings after all.

I kinda want to compliment everything in the movie all at once. The cinematography was simple but effective. The use of music was perfect to set and keep this films somewhat comedic tone. The acting was some of the best I’ve seen from both the headlining actors, and it was, surprisingly, such a joy to watch these brief moments in the lives of these men of the papacy.

SCORING:

10+: a perfectly made film

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