Posts Tagged ‘Darren Aronofsky’

Review: The Whale

— by WILLIAM STERR — In 2012, Darren Aronofsky (“Mother!”), attended a performance of “The Whale,” a play by Samuel Hunter. A decade later, he directed a movie version with Hunter as screenwriter and Brendan Fraser (“Gods and Monsters”) starring as the protagonist, Ch[...]

Review: The Territory

— by BEV QUESTAD — The film opens with loggers cutting down trees to provide pasture land for lovely white Brahma cattle. Then it switches to indigenous people playing in a small fresh water tributary off the mighty Amazon. The members of the Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe are the owners and prote[...]

Review: Noah

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Noah” is a remarkable interpretation of The Great Flood and a fitting choice to open during Lent, a time of repentance and ultimate rebirth. It is all about dying and rising. We sleep, we wake. We fail, try again, and rise. Nature abounds in this cycle and it is t[...]

Gallery Hosting ‘Black Swan’ Exhibit

— by ALEXA MILAN — It may have lost the Academy Awards’ top honor to “The King’s Speech,” but Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” undoubtedly made quite the impression among moviegoers last year. What struck me most about the film was its distinct st[...]

Darren Aronofsky Steps Down as Director of ‘The Wolverine’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Darren Aronofsky is no longer directing “The Wolverine.” He just released the following statement: “As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of ‘The Wolverine’ would keep me out of the country fo[...]

Director’s Guild Unveils its Five Nominees

— by SEAN GERSKI — The Directors Guild of America has selected Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” David Fincher for “The Social Network,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech,” Christopher Nolan for “Inception” and David O. Russell for &[...]

Nine Clips from ‘Black Swan’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Ever since the first trailer debuted for “Black Swan,” it’s been one of my most anticipated awards season releases. It looks so dark, so mysteriously, so hauntingly odd. It’s no surprise it comes from the twisted mind of Darren Aronofsky[...]

Under Review: ‘Black Swan’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — After watching Darren Aronofsky’s tour de force “Black Swan,” I can vehemently say I’ll never view “Swan Lake” the same again. Yes, the ballet itself has always had dark undertones, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have envisioned anything [...]

A Music Video from ‘Black Swan’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — This brief music video from “Black Swan” shows a compilation of footage from the film and provides a sample of the movie’s score. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Wynona Rider and Barbara Hers[...]

‘Wolverine’ Sequel Gets a New Title

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — So, the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” won’t be called “Wolverine 2.” Instead Darren Aronofsky confirmed that the new title will be “The Wolverine.” Upon hearing this news, I’ve decided to erase any remnants of “X-Men Origins: Wol[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Black Swan’

— by ALEXA MILAN — With films like “Pi,” “Requiem for a Dream” and “The Fountain” under his belt, Darren Aronofsky has a penchant for the dark and the strange. His latest movie, “Black Swan,” looks like his signature style at its best. R[...]

The Top 5 Most Intriguing Films of 2010

— by CAM SMITH — In perusing this list, you might find your blood-pressure rising an iota, your mind heatedly asking “Where’s ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ or ‘Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate Cove’?!! How could they possibly be excluded?[...]

Whatever It Is, ‘Black Swan’ Sounds Interesting

— by CAM SMITH — The brilliance of director Darren Aronofsky lies in how he is able to blend together a smattering of vaguely recognizable concepts into an effortlessly virtuoso and exceptional master-work. However, this talent comes with a price, in that it robs us eager-beaver[...]