Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: David Plunkert)

Celia Hammond

ph: Sandra Lousada

Pi (1998)

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Intense low-budget indie debut of director Darren Aronofsky fascinates with its b/w expressionistic cinematography and overheated maniacal story; you do have to ignore the science, though, if you know a bit about math.

Halliwell**: "Gripping, clever theological and psychological thriller, which is less about explanations than observing varieties of monomania in action."

Maltin**1/2: "...this attention-getter is a true original. Well acted by a no-name cast and, we hope, a harbinger of things to come from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky."