Tag Archives: Darren Aronofsky

September 26

Mother! – Darren Aronofsky and the feminie real. (Film Review)

Mother! For me, the central question of Darren Aronofsky’s new film Mother! is how a man can get the position of women so right? It’s a depressing thing when you see a woman’s position portrayed with so much horrific accuracy, and yet it is a man ‘showing me,’ using a legitimizing consensus that eludes me as […]

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, […]

April 07

The Fountain – Darren Aronofsky pushes the buttons. (Film Review)

The Fountain is Aronofsky’s most challenging film to write about, and stands alone as a unique work in his oeuvre, until Noah that is, with which there are some strong similarities. All the hyperbole we’ve come to expect are there, the use of imagery to subvert narrative, the strongest points being the most subtle, images […]

April 03

Requiem for a Dream – Aronofsky refuses categorical analysis by offering everything. (Film review)

If  π was a little maddening, then Requiem for a Dream is a total mind F*&K when it comes to the overhanded frustrating emphasis Aronofsky will place on his not so subtle message. At its surface, the message of Requiem for a Dream is don’t do drugs, and there is absolutely no chance in the world […]

March 26

Pi – Darren Aronofsky begins his journey through genius. (Film review)

Pi or π, Darren Aronofsky’s first feature film that was good enough to launch him as a bit of an indie darling back in his early days, is one of those films one loves or one hates, primarily because they are made to show off intelligence that may or may not be present, but wants to […]