Requiem for a Dream
(2000) dir. Darren Aronofsky
I happened upon Requiem for a Dream at the local video store, and I’m pretty sure I was filled with tears by the end. It was so damn sad the way heroin fucked up all the characters’ lives, and the editing seemed so awesome. The score by the Kronos Quartet really tugged my heart strings. But now, looking back, what an overwrought, over-indulgent, over-stylized piece of shit that movie was. Aronofsky’s films went from being great because he seemed like such a creative voice to being great because his films are laughable. Black Swan was easily one of the most entertaining films to come out in 2010, but only because it’s so over-done that it’s actually just a big joke.