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Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, A Retrospective

We’ve all heard the tragic, albeit somewhat hilarious, breakdown of Dave Wills who, while crying on camera, uttered, “It’s still real to me, damnit.” It became an overnight internet meme sensation. 2,165 more words

Face To Heel

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

2014 #136
Darren Aronofsky | 97 mins | DVD | 16:9 | USA / English | 18 / NC-17*

On Coney Island, the faded and decrepit one-time pleasure place of New York City, four people — Harry (Jared Leto), his girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly), his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans), and his mother Sara (Oscar-nominated Ellen Burstyn) — find themselves accidentally drawn into a whirlwind of drug addiction. 600 more words

Adaptations

Revisiting Gems: #2 Requiem for a Dream (2000)

*Spoilers ahead*

Arguably the first of Darren Aronofsky’s masterpieces, Requiem was a hard hitting ‘drug’ film following the highs and lows of four addicts, which shot its director as well as actor Jared Leto into super-stardom. 414 more words

Movie Reviews

Film Brief: Pi

I had wanted to watch Darren Aronofsky’s first feature π (Pi)  (1998) for a while now, and though it is a short film, I was put off by the premonition of a headache-inducing, frenzied stream-of-consciousness piece.   77 more words

Movies

‘Ixcanul’ Tops Cartagena, Continues Fest Triumphs

Jayro Bustamante’s debut “Ixcanul,” the flagship of a burgeoning Guatemalan cinema, continued its triumphant festival march, winning Official Fiction Competition best picture at Colombia’s 55th Cartagena Festival, which wrapped Tuesday night. 769 more words

Global

Movie Ramblings: The Fountain

Similar to Cloud Atlas, The Fountain weaves together three stories which stretch across time and space with the same actors playing characters in each strand. 603 more words

Film