All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
There will be no order, only chaos
The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Darren Aronofsky's feature film debut presents the now reputed auteur experimenting with various aspects of filmmaking to carve out his own distinct identity & contains all the elements that are now well associated with his works, be it the theme of obsession, biblical motifs, inventive use of camera angles, heavy use of montages, isolated characters or surreal structure.
Pi (π) tells the story of Max; a brilliant mathematician, who believes there are patterns everywhere in universe & tries to find the same in stock markets to determine its rise n fall on the basis of his calculations. But his increasing obsession with numbers ultimately results in his self-destruction when he's driven to the brink of madness by the people who are after…
"When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere."
Darren Aronofsky's first feature film, Pi, was a unique and experimental movie that cemented his status as an auteur director. Even in his latest big budget film, Noah, his unique and creative voice shined through. Just like his characters, Aronofsky seems obsessed with discovering what drives them. His films are a psychological character study in which he delves deep into their minds in order to try to discover what leads them to their self destructive behavior. In the surface, Pi may sound like a boring film dealing with math and numbers, but Aronofsky sucks you in from the beginning with his very…
''11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.''
Darren Aronofsky's bold and striking debut is one I had not visited in many moons. It's a film with a pulse, a film with a vision, a film with a mission, and that was to call out a brave new modern Auteur with much to offer. He has since this debut delivered another four masterworks that while all different from each other, reflect his unique voice.
Maximillian Cohen is a mathematical genius who believes he can unlock the secrets of existence by determining…
This movie is as disturbing as they come. A deep and intricate analysis into the life of a mathematics genius who gets so obsessed with his obsession of numbers that his god given gift is turned slowly into a man made curse. Sean Gullete beautifully exhibits the intense paranoia and the addictive nature of the character. Aronofsky and Clint Mansell at their very best!!!
A claustrophobic, paranoid migraine of a movie. Pi's an impressive debut for Aronofsky who makes an odd premise strangely compelling. The limited budget works in its favour and the lead is convincingly committed. If the run time had been longer I may have become agitated with the constant kinetic visuals/overbearing sound but on the whole I found Pi to be an interesting, if confusing little oddity of a watch.
You have to hand it to Aronofsky, the man has a talent for making fascinating films about subjects that generally bore me: maths, heroin, Rachel Weisz, wrestling, ballet and the bible. Bravo!
Aronofsky's award-winning first full-length feature takes us deep into the mind of a pill-popping, paranoid mathematical genius, Maximillian Cohen (Sean Gullette), who is searching for a number pattern that can explain and predict stock market fluctuations. His work is coveted not only by greedy corporate interests but also by religious scholars, who believe the pattern may be the key to the lost Hebrew name of God.
I especially enjoyed the scenes of playing I-go with professor Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), the only person Max trusts enough to confide in. But Max's hallucinatory spiral into madness doesn't allow him to linger very long in the "normal" world. He is made blind by his obsession, just as he was temporarily blinded as…
Interesting. Hey look, it's not my cup of tea, it's a little to slow, and moody for me, but it managed to make me stick with it through an interesting bunch of characters and the psychology behind it.
Unfortunately though this film reminds me a lot of Eraserhead. The moody black and white photography, the child like innocence of the protagonist, the gritty landscapes and icky moments, and the ever increasing escapism into sexual desire and or fantasy. Pi is like Eraserhead's sister's cousin or something like that.
Interesting, if unsettling to my tastes for a Saturday Night. I like the Clint Marshell soundtrack though.
A tense and disturbing parable about man's search for knowing and the paranoia that burrows deep in obsession. Fascinating, tense, and deeply disturbing.
How do people debut so well???
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DARREN ARONOFSKY MONTH, #1
An unemployed mathematician believes that all things within the natural universe can be explained through numbers, but gradually begins to slip into insanity over a mysterious 216-digit sequence that may be the key to everything, from life's bizarre patterns to the stock market to...possibly even God. This is the setup for Darren Aronofsky's debut "Pi," which is effectively a dark, intellectual psychological thriller with a few Lynchian flights into surrealism. Independently funded (the budget was only $68K) and shot in bleak black-and-white photography, it is a heady little mindbender. In fact, don't be surprised if you find yourself lost in the mathematical jargon or the specifics of the plot at certain points. The real…
This is an attempt to be smart and epic but it fails at so many levels.
This film was so good it actually made me like math.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…