Brendan Fraser in brilliant comeback but “THE WHALE” was lost on us | FILM REVIEW

A reclusive English teacher tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter
Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink and Ty Simpkins
Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky is a divisive filmmaker, his latest film, “The Whale,” will be a divisive film. Brendan Fraser stars as Charlie, an obese man (weighing close to 600 pounds) who is eating his way to an early grave. Charlie is a teacher who keeps his camera off for his online class, as he doesn’t want his students to see his girth. He lives alone and is mourning the death of his true love. ... more >

Black swan

Darren Aronofsky’s biggest movie yet
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel
Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky has made another divisive film; in fact I feel a little divided on it myself. It’s expertly-made and you never know where it will go but you want to scrub the unpleasantness from you brain as soon as you leave the theater. Natalie Portman plays Nina, an dedicated ballerina with a controlling stage-mother (Barbara Hershey), deformed, swollen toes, and fingernails hanging by a ... more >