Ellen Burstyn, in 'Requiem for a Dream'

Requiem for a Dream is directed to within an inch of its life by Darren Aronofsky, who throws everything at the screen and hopes it sticks. Much of it does. But by sheer volume of technical craft he defeats himself. Aronofsky means to show us drug addiction from the inside out, but too often he seems merely to be showing off what he learned in film school … Read the rest of my review at Culturazzi.org

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