Anyone who has seen a film by Darren Aronofsky is not likely to describe it as a completely pleasurable experience. My first experience with Aronofsky’s work was seeing Requiem for a Dream on the big screen. It was good – but I avoided it for the next two years because of its intensity.
For Aronofsky is it not enough to show us the hardships of a protagonist. He has to actually make us feel the experiences of our protagonists. In Black Swan Aronofsky continues to force us to suffer with our onscreen hero – and this time around you’ll be hard pressed to figure out why you should care. Continue reading
Director Terrance Malick (The Thin Red Line, The New World) has a new film being released in 2011, The Tree of Life. Previously only attached to screenings of Black Swan, the trailer for Tree of Life was released online yesterday. Continue reading
In order for a film to qualify for the Academy Awards, it must be released theatrically before December 31st of a given year. So December is when the drama train comes through after the pipe bomb explosion of summer blockbusters. This year in particular, there is a lot to look forward to.
:note: Films listed as limited are those being released in New York City, L.A., and possibly Chicago. This allows the film to receive exposure in the major markets and if it does well, get rolled out to other cities. Continue reading
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imdb.com has the release date set for December 1, 2010.
And here I thought the film might be a bit boring from the synopsis and the trailer is more f*cked up than I could have imagined. Guess Aronofsky won’t break into the comedy genre anytime soon considering this path of trauma that is his filmography.*
*Comments aside, love his work.
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