Articles tagged darren aronofsky

Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Interprets the Bible With Intensity

The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.

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WWE’s Heels—the  Jerks, Cowards and Miscreants—vs. Corporate Hedonism

Mainstream culture's failure to examine professional wrestling seriously -- in this case, workplace safety issues -- lets the WWE get away with all kinds of ridiculous villainy that no other media organisation could. And pocket a tidy profit while doing it.

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30 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.

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Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler’

There’s a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual

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Mickey Rourke: Grappling with his past and winning out in ‘The Wrestler’

TORONTO - For a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where Mickey Rourke’s “The Wrestler” stunned audiences and started a

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Rourke’s Rennaisance Mirrors that of this ‘Wrestler’

Man is not a perfect machine. He is flawed, easily broken, capable of incredibly feats and destined to die off damaged and corrupt. Luckily for

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18 Dec 2008 // 8:59 PM

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.

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16 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.

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28 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Fountain

The Fountain worries too much about crafting its symbols... to have time for Tom and Izzi's lives.

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22 Nov 2006 // 3:00 AM

The Fountain (2006)

Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream begins with a crime in progress. Harry (Jared Leto) is taking his mom’s tv set in order to sell it

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