Requiem for a Dream (2000) – Happy 40th Birthday, Jared Leto

Requiem for a Dream (2000 ) directed by Darren Aronofsky Jared Leto as Harry Goldfarb Harry: I’m sorry for bein’ such a bastard. I wanna make it up. I mean, I know I can’t change anything that’s happened, but I want you to know that I love you and that I’m sorry and I want (read…)

Headlines: 3/17/11

Fox Searchlight looking to rope David O. Russell into a movie about Russ Meyer (Deadline) (9:50 pm) Jude Law “in talks” for Wright’s Anna Karenina (Variety) (9:45 pm) Demme’s Honeymoon With Harry w/De Niro and Cooper appears to be dead (Deadline) (9:45 pm) Aaron Johnson offered leads in latest pics from Oliver Stone and Joe Wright (read…)

Watercooler: Black Swan spreads its wings in limited release. Warrior’s What? Plus: catching up with Inside Job

BLACK SWAN makes impressive limited open. KING’S SPEECH holds strong. WARRIORS WAY bombs. Finally catching up with the hard hitting doc INSIDE JOB

Black Swan (2010)

A sensuous and darkly beautiful psycho-sexual fairytale with a fantastic central performance by Natalie Portman.

Poster/Trailer: Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

Apple has our first real look at one of the more anticipated movies of the year, Darren Aronofsky’s dueling ballerina movie Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. (Now embedded after the jump for your streaming pleasure) Also check out the poster after the jump or read the LiC 4-star review of (read…)

Trailer: The Wrestler

‘Ballast’ Nabs Four Gotham Nominations

Michael J. Smith Sr. in Ballast Ready or not, it’s officially awards season with the IFP announcing its nominees for the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards (formerly known as the Gotham Awards). Several films that might be familiar to you if you’ve been reading LiC lately have been showered with a little early awards (read…)

‘Wrestler’ and ‘Che’ Tag Team AFI Fest

AFI announced yesterday that two highly anticipated films, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and Steven Soderbergh’s Che will be making their West Coast premieres at the 2008 AFI Fest. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke will screen November 1 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Che starring Benicio Del (read…)

Fox Searchlight Enters the Ring with ‘Wrestler’

The ever vigilant Nick Plowman of Fataculture just gave me the heads up to Anne Thompson’s Variety report that Fox Searchlight beat out Lionsgate, Overture, The Weinsteins, Sony and others for the rights to distribute Darren Aronofsky’s much praised film The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. Which studio’s logo appears on the (read…)

What’s Doing in Toronto

Is it just me or is there a little bit of Toronto ennui in the air? It’s not just indifference at LiC, I’m noticing it on the blogs actually covering the event. I didn’t focus on Toronto last year so perhaps this is par for the course. I didn’t mention yesterday that Darren Aronofsky’s The (read…)

‘Che,’ ‘Changeling’ and ‘Wrestler’ join ‘Class’ at NYFF

Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderbergh’s Che  Steven Soderbergh’s two-part biography Che, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Darren Aronofsky’s Wrestler have joined Lawrence Cantet’s Cannes jury prize winning The Class at The New York Film Festival which runs September 26 to October 12. Shown in two parts totaling 4 1/2 hours at Cannes, Che does not (read…)

‘Dark Knight’ Raises ‘Titanic’? and Other Stories

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the news in the last 24 hours or so. The LA Times speculates on whether The Dark Knight will surpass Titanic’s hallowed $600.8 million domestic box office mark, but unless you account for inflation (ticket prices averaged $4.69 in 1998 compared to an expected $7 this year), it (read…)

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