Requiem for A Dream – Drugs, Addiction and Obsession

Darren Aronofsky’s characters are psychopaths. Perfectionist who devote their body and soul to a single goal. They remain fixated, neglecting what their lust for achievement has to their loved ones or even to themselves. In Pi, we saw the lengths crazed mathematician Max Cohen went to unravelling the secrets behind a 216 digit number thatContinue reading “Requiem for A Dream – Drugs, Addiction and Obsession”

Against the Crowd Blogathon

Against the Crowd is a blogathon hosted by Dell on Movies that entails participants follow these simple instructions: 1. Pick one movie that “everyone” loves (the more iconic, the better). That movie must have a score of 75% or more on rottentomatoes.com. Tell us why you hate it. 2. Pick one movie that “everyone” hatesContinue reading “Against the Crowd Blogathon”

Pi : A Mathematical, yet, Spiritual Lens of Reality

Pi, like any of Aronofsky’s works, requests viewers to depart from their reality and take a step inside the paranoid and overly analytical mind of its protagonist, Max Cowen. Max, a gifted Mathematician, spends most, if not all, of the day cooped up his small New York City apartment studying numerical patterns processed from hisContinue reading “Pi : A Mathematical, yet, Spiritual Lens of Reality”

A Guide to Darren Aronofsky: Introduction !

If I had to summarize what a Aronofsky film was as succinctly as possible I’d say: character driven, thematic and symbolic. Aronofsky’s stories force you into the minds of incredible damaged characters who are delusional, overly anxious, psychopathic, addicts, and heart-broken but extremely relatable nonetheless. Aronofsky’s films, while being completely unsettling at times, are beautiful,Continue reading “A Guide to Darren Aronofsky: Introduction !”

Mother! Darren Aronofsky’s Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence first Poster 

There is no trailer for mother! yet but the poster alone has already sold the film to me. With the unsettling visual of Lawrence literally holding her heart out for someone, mother! also features quite an amazing cast. Standing alongside the Hunger Games star is Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Kristen Wiig. TheContinue reading “Mother! Darren Aronofsky’s Film Starring Jennifer Lawrence first Poster “

What Have I been Watching: Movies [March]

Because I had Spring Break in the middle of the month and school work semi-ended, I was able to revert back to my old ways and devoured several hours of movies! Some were Oscar nominated films that I missed in theaters, others were small indie films, one classic film, and a couple of films IContinue reading “What Have I been Watching: Movies [March]”

Rear Window (1954)- A Timeless Piece of Cinema

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller piece Rear Window opens with an uncut 2 minute shot that displays a lively New York City courtyard.  The camera moves gracefully from window to window introducing a new character for a mere couple of moments before moving to the next frame. At the one minute mark in this beautiful continuousContinue reading “Rear Window (1954)- A Timeless Piece of Cinema”

Short Term 12 and Realism

Recently, I watched the film Short Term 12 which absolutely blew my mind away. Within 90 minutes I became a Brie Larson fan, Joel P Wests score enchanted me and I had a new addition to my 100 favorite films list (coming soon). To put it simply, Short Term 12 is about the complex relationshipContinue reading “Short Term 12 and Realism”