Life of Brian (1979), Terry Jones

An unrepentant and caustic satire of belief systems, Terry Jones’ 1979 Life of Brian, with a reluctant messiah at the centre of its tale of mistaken identity, is not only extremely clever and funny, but also, intelligent and subtle in its critique of political idealism and credulity.

life-of-brian-2It is quite funny – actually, rather hilarious indeed!! – that in a film which supposedly intends to criticise religious beliefs, the best jokes are directed at other subjects. Through political commentary, cultural reference, psychological insight and philosophical discussion, Life of Brian – this laugh-out loud movie!! – has a go at every absurd aspect of the human condition. Continue reading