The Whale is a bracing two hour battle against destiny.
Chaos threatens to usurp the plot, but Jennifer Lawrence’s luminous performance keeps the story, such as it is, moving along.
No doubt many will find director Darren Aronofsky’s transgressive vision overwrought, but the film is undeniably powerful.
Black Swan isn’t about surpassing ordinary limits. It’s a film about a masochist seen through the eyes of a sadist. The film could be a textbook demonstration of what academics refer to as the male gaze—with a pretty young thing poked and dismembered under a misogynist lens. By Debra Cash Darren Aronofsky has said that […]