Tag Archives: The Wrestler

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 […]