|Modern Pulp||Oct 6 2009|
Darren Aronofsky’s millennial hellride Requiem for a Dream is just as interesting a film now as it was nine years ago. Requiem presents a multiracial group of friends, plus an older lady, and shows how each of them is stalked by addiction. Every choice they make only sends them further toward the abyss. Ultimately, Jennifer Connelly shows in a famous rear-to-rear double dildo scene that when all else fails, modern society makes sure sex is the currency desperate women still possess. The Japanese promo art gets across the mood of the film quite nicely—i.e. claustrophobic, nightmarish, and darkly beautiful. Requiem for a Dream isn’t for everyone, but it’s undoubtedly a great piece of modern pulp. It opened in Japan today in 2000.