Visions and Commentary from The Illusionist

16mm Shrine, Commentary, Media Criticism

Nathaniel Keay

Couched in the guise of a magician drama, 2006’s The Illusionist serves as a commentary on many modern social issues. When a magician’s love is torn from him by a murderous prince, he sets out to expose the villain and bring him to justice, all while truly exposing the social injustices wrought by the love of money and power.