A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Roman Polanski + Luis Bunuel ÷ The Bible. Aronofsky’s allegories and metaphors (which I won’t spoil) are of constant interest, but the metaphor and the surface clamour never really gel, with too much nonsensical behaviour and too many references to other artists’ work. Therefore, all one is left with is his audaciousness at going for broke (typical) with coercive symbolism, which, for me, is not enough.
wd – Darren Aronofsky
ph – Matthew Libatique
pd – Philip Messina
ed – Andrew Weisblum
cos – Danny Glicker
p – Scott Franklin, Ari Handel
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson