Tag Archives: Aronofsky

April 09

Black Swan – Darren Aronofsky and philosophy porn or how jouissance gives and takes life. (Film review)

  An unadulterated philo-fest, for the lay film philosopher, there is no doubt that Black Swan is one of the best things to hit the cinema in years. So many philosophical points of view are immaculately represented, culminating in the directors enormous courage in the bent-leg scene, a shocking moment similar to the break in […]

April 08

The Westler – Aronofsky plays “nice” and makes us feel. (Film Review)

If π, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain are conceptual films, then The Wrestler is an actors film, and as we all now know, one actors film in particular. According to Aronofsky, he has a list of several kinds of films that he wants to make, and The Wrestler, as a pared down actors film, […]

Restless: Gus Van Sant’s take on death.

Ok. I have a confession to make. Everyone who reads this blog is no stranger to the fact that I adore film.  No – let’s do a take two on that – I adore good film. I’m not willing to say (as a very dear writer friend says to me regularly) that film has replaced […]