With Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! out in cinemas, it seemed the perfect time to give a second take to the film which broke him as the avant-garde director du jour: Requiem for a Dream.
Secret Cinema: Stranger Things. With only the mildest of spoilers.
Years of toil, hardships and struggle can be condensed down into a short, sharp moment via a series of shots and the results on an audience can be immense. Notable montages include Magnolia’s musical interlude, The Godfather’s assassination-meets-baptism and Rocky’s step-running training sequence. That being said, here is my favourite: