Darren Arronofsky focuses on diverse and heartbreaking stories about the human experience.
‘The Menu’ has a strong story. The 5 acts, which are defined by the courses, are an excellent subversion of the classic 5-act film structure.
‘City of God’ depicts the cylindrical cycle of violence that is forced upon the underprivileged.
“Thunder Road” presents the grief that comes from a family member taking their own life.
Magnolia focuses on how one’s childhood and trauma relate to their confidence and self.
Typically in film, characters suffering from mental illness are used as plot devices or exaggerated for comedy. ‘The House that Jack Built’s representation exceeds in accuracy and realism of OCD.