Capsule Review: "Requiem for a Dream"

by Eric Melin on October 6, 2000

in Print Reviews

I haven’t seen “Pi,” director Darren Aronofsky’s debut feature film, but after seeing this, his second one, I know I have to. It’s a striking, bold movie with some crazy cinematic moments. It’s essentially a “junkie” movie, but it doesn’t pull ANY punches. Watching the downward spiral of the main characters played by Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Connelly was absolutely fasciniating. Not because the script was so good, but because of the fresh way it was presented. Burstyn will hopefully get a much deserved Oscar nomination, unless she gets screwed because of the film’s harsh subject matter.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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