Dreary, but when Davis and Howard square off they stare right into the camera and you feel 100% implicated in their torment. When Davis cuts loose in the last 15 minutes, you see and feel why this was her breakout.
David Lynch on steroids, and I mean that as a compliment, Arronofsky proves yet again why he's one of our best living directors. This is by far Lawrence's best work, it's almost a silent performance, and she's so tuned into the role that we believe all the crazy things that are happening. There isn't a bad performance in it. The director manages to squeeze laughs out of the most extreme circumstances. The editing is magic. Many themes emerge in the…