The Wrestler

Dan Movie Reviews

Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler is a stark and sobering character study of a man way past the prime of his life.  Once a professional wrestling superstar in the 1980s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) is now at the twilight of his career: he lives in a trailer home that he can barely afford, works at a grocery store, and wrestles on the weekends for money.  When he has a heart attack after a match, he realizes he has to put …

The Fountain

Dan Movie Reviews

I think I’ve said it before: I don’t like Pi. In fact, I found Darren Aronofsky’s debut film to be pretentious and self-important. That being said, I thought Requiem for a Dream was disturbing but well done, although I saw it once, and have no need to ever see it again. (Even for Jennifer Connelly, I know I know.) So when I finally went to see The Fountain, I went in with admitted prejudices, some internal and some external (the …