6 Reasons Why “The Fountain” is the 21st Century Answer to “Blade Runner”

There is a moment in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982) when Rick Deckard (a detective played with disgruntled bravado by Harrison Ford) stares at a photograph. Yet he doesn’t just stare: Using a computer, he enhances the image and studies it so intently that he looks like one of the movie’s legendarily obsessive fans—or a […]

6 Reasons Why “The Fountain” is an Underrated Masterpiece

Hugh Jackman in The Fountain

American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has never been the kind of writer-director who shies away from controversial qualities in his films, or to sidestep surreal flourishes as well as story elements that may confound or confuse audience expectations, and his third and arguably most ambitious feature, The Fountain (2006), exemplifies such considerations. A psychedelic science-fiction fantasy […]