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 Errol Morris
Errol Morris originally intended to make a film called Nub City, about how a tiny Florida town curiously accounted for two-thirds of all dismemberment insurance claims in the U.S. After some death threats, he re-cut the film as Vernon, Florida, showcasing the quirky, unpretentious townsfolk. Of particular delight is preacher who delivers a rambling sermon that goes to the "Webster's dictionary defines..." well more times than is allowed by law. (Available on Netflix)