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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Requiem for a Dream
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Rated R

Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr. The film follows the parallel stories of four characters struggling with addiction and how their lives spiral out of control. The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film follows the story of Sara Goldfarb, an elderly woman with a dream of appearing on a game show to prove her worth to her son, Harry. Harry, along with his girlfriend Marion and best friend Tyrone, become addicted to heroin and fall into a life of crime to support their habit. Meanwhile, Sara's addiction to diet pills eventually leads to her being admitted to a mental institution. The film is an unflinching exploration of addiction, despair, and the consequences of chasing a dream. Through its use of dream-like imagery and juxtaposed storylines, it paints a powerful picture of the devastating effects of addiction.

Trainspotting (1996)

Trainspotting
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd
Rated R

Trainspotting is a 1996 black comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. The film follows a group of young heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh, Scotland during the mid-1980s. The story follows Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his friends – Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) – as they grapple with the seductive power of heroin while trying to survive the harsh realities of their bleak existence. The film is a raw, honest, and often darkly humorous look at addiction and the search for self-discovery in a world of poverty and despair. Despite its controversial subject matter, Trainspotting is considered a cult classic and is credited with bringing Boyle and McGregor to international fame.

Scratch (2001)

Scratch
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Doug Pray, starring The Allies, A-Trak, Craze, DJ Infamous
Rated R

Scratch is a 2001 documentary film directed by Doug Pray that follows the lives of some of the leading figures in the emergence of turntablism as an art form. The film follows a number of DJs and producers, such as Grand Wizard Theodore, Q-Bert, DJ Shadow, Mix Master Mike, and Rob Swift, as they explain their craft and its history. The film also features interviews and performances from artists such as The Visionaries, The X-ecutioners, The Beat Junkies, and more, as well as archival footage of Grandmaster Flash and other early pioneering DJs. Additionally, the film touches on the influence of rap, hip-hop, and graffiti, as well as the political and social implications of the art form. Ultimately, Scratch is a film that celebrates the creativity, skill, and passion of the DJs behind the turntables.

SLC Punk! (1998)

SLC Punk!
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Merendino, starring Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien
Rated R

It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

It's All Gone Pete Tong
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Dowse, starring Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Mike Wilmot
Rated R

24 Hour Party People (2002)

24 Hour Party People
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Nigel Pivaro
Rated R

Go (1999)

Go
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Doug Liman, starring Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs
Rated R

Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Pump Up the Volume
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Allan Moyle, starring Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano
Rated R

Human Traffic (1999)

Human Traffic
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Justin Kerrigan, starring John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, Nicola Reynolds
Rated R

Blade (1998)

Blade
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Norrington, starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright
Rated R

Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

Better Living Through Circuitry
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jon Reiss, starring Moby, Lord T. Byron, McGuinnes, Lady Galore
Rated Not Rated

Kids (1995)

Kids
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Larry Clark, starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson
Rated Not Rated

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

The Last Days of Disco
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Whit Stillman, starring Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin
Rated R

Limelight (2011)

Limelight
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Billy Corben, starring Lisa Michelle Axelrod, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Moby
Rated Not Rated

Groove (2000)

Groove
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Greg Harrison, starring Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun, Steve Van Wormer
Rated R

Party Monster (2003)

Party Monster
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, starring Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid
Rated R

The Acid House (1998)

The Acid House
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Paul McGuigan, starring Stephen McCole, Maurice Roëves, Garry Sweeney, Jenny McCrindle
Rated Unrated

Moog (2004)

Moog
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Hans Fjellestad, starring Charlie Clouser, Herbert Deutsch, Keith Emerson, Woody Jackson
Rated Not Rated

200 Cigarettes (1999)

200 Cigarettes
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Risa Bramon Garcia, starring Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz
Rated R

Weekender (2011)

Weekender
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Karl Golden, starring Jack O'Connell, Zawe Ashton, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Stephen Wight
Rated TV-MA

 



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