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120: DARREN ARONOFSKY, Part 2: Male Suffering – The Wrestler (2008) and The Whale (2022)

We continue our series on Darren Aronofsky, looking at The Wrestler (2008) and The Whale (2022) with help from Michael J. Dougherty
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Today on the show, we continue our series looking at the films of Darren Aronofsky. We aren’t going strictly in chronological order, but rather curating them in pairs. Part 2 is called “Male Suffering,” and we’re looking at the films The Wrestler (2008) and The Whale (2022).

Joining me for this series is my friend Michael J. Dougherty, a filmmaker and disability advocate who always elevates the discourse when he comes on. Have a listen!


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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA). Find him at and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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