With mother! hitting theaters--and dividing audiences--take a look back at the Brooklyn-born director's past work, including the squirm-inducing horrors of Requiem for a Dream, the rebirth of Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, and providing Natalie Portman with her Oscar-winning role in Black Swan.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by George Sluizer
Psychological Thriller - Rated NR - 106 Minutes - 1988
George Sluizer's slow-burning but consistently thrilling The Vanishing revels in highlighting the single-minded, dogged obsession of its hero, who is being tormented by the person who kidnapped his girlfriend years before. We also learn how the antagonist developed into the monster he eventually became, which builds to a jarring ending that leaves no room for hope and may elicit a groan of despair in your living room. Happy date night! (Available on FilmStruck)