Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Rarely does an actor fit a role as perfectly as Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. Like his character Randy "The Ram" Robinson, Rourke's career was considered washed-up before this film provided him with a triumphant return to his profession. It's the poignancy and power of his performance that transforms The Wrestler from a decent sports film into an Oscar contender. In addition, director Aronovsky's depiction of steroid addiction, dead-end jobs and broken relationships invests the much-mocked world of pro wrestling with a deserved dignity.
This thoughtful American tragedy touches on racism and vigilantism and is another gem in Clint Eastwood's magnificent career.
14–16 years 116 mins
One of the darkest portraits of Hollywood ever made, director Billy Wilder's classic film is the story of a fading screen goddess.
11+ years 105 mins
Tough, emotionally powerful film about a down-on-his luck boxer who gets an unexpected chance at becoming a pro fighter.
11+ years 115 mins
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