Michael Hewis’s review published on Letterboxd :
Around the World in Cinema 2018 - New York City, USA
"Pi is the film even those who hate Darren Aronofsky's work should see. Nineteen years before mother! (2017), Pi is a drastically different film and its obvious way when you watch them close to each other. mother! is the product of hubris, unfocused and problematic, with money and production design behind it without stepping back to carefully consider itself. Pi like the best of the American independent films of its time, even if raw and imperfect, is ferocious and made by a hungry young filmmaker, helped by the restrictions he had to make the film. At only eighty minutes, there is no time for pretentiousness and Aronofsky cannot afford big name actors or CGI rock monsters. It is for the better..."
The whole review of mine can be found here: cinemaoftheabstract.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/pi-1998.html