Brendan Fraser delivers an Oscar calibre performance in director Daren Aronofsky’s otherwise uneven and manipulative drama The Whale.
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is nothing short of incredible. The polarizing, controversial film left audiences talking when it debuted last fall. What was the meaning of the story? Was mother! allegory for a Biblical tale, or did it reflect Aronofsky’s views on fame and Hollywood? And who did Jennifer Lawrence’s character represent?
Arriving this week on store shelves: Disney debuts their latest animated princess story, Tangled, starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi; Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman stars in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, Black Swan; plus reviews of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Riddick Collection on Blu-ray.
As you can likely tell by my absence, the Toronto International Film Festival has eaten me alive. We’re now on day 6 of TIFF and I’ve barely had time to write anything, aside from in my notepad (provided oh-so-kindly by the folks at Fox) during screenings.
Two amazing, Oscar-nominated dramas make their debut on DVD this week: The Wrestler, featuring Mickey Rourke as an aging, down-on-his-luck star of the ring; and Ron Howard‘s film adaptation of the stage hit, Frost/Nixon. Also out this week, the biopic Notorious, Toronto Stories, Swing Vote, Smart People, and Into the Blue 2: The Reef.
After the success of so many other franchise reboots it was probably inevitable: MGM is going to remake Robocop. You know, big nearly dead guy, metal outfit, “Your move, creep.”