- Vancouver, British Columbia - Darren Aronofsky's passion project, The Fountain, is the sort of film that has people widely divided. Some hail it as a masterpiece, but many others proclaim it to be garbage, citing it to be one of the worst movies they have ever seen. I say, if that were the case, they need to watch more bad movies. Though, in some ways I have to concede. The movie doesn't reach a broad audience and in many ways it is flawed. But to write it off entirely as pretentious nonsense doesn't seem just to me at all. Personally, I find that there is enough to admire in this film that I can forgive the majority of its shortcomings.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - There were few films that I anticipated more in 2008 than The Wrestler. When I first saw the trailer announcing the film, I immediately knew that it was a film that I wanted to watch. Maybe it was it was idea of Mickey Rourke coming back to play an underdog trying to get his feet back on the ground; maybe it was simply because it was an honest look at the world of wrestling entertainment; or perhaps it was even Bruce Springsteen's haunting track that graced the entire trailer. Whatever it was, I was hooked.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - The name Darren Aronofsky is not exactly a household name in America, but within Hollywood, his name is synonymous with gritty, raw storytelling with such films as Requiem For a Dream (2000) and The Wrestler (2008) among his film resumé. In 2006, he deviated from the jagged cinematography that has come to characterize his work by directing The Fountain. His most recent work, Black Swan, however, returns to the simplicity of his two best films.