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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mother! (2017)

A writer (Javier Bardem) is struggling with writer's block while his wife (Jennifer Lawrence) is renovating their home. When a stranger (Ed Harris) shows up at their door one night, the writer invites him to stay the night. The next day, the stranger's wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) shows up and moves in and then their sons (Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson) show up and then ....... things get ugly! Directed by Darren Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN), this audacious apocalyptic horror film doesn't coddle or pander to its audience. In fact, it shoves their faces in the shit and judging by the reported rampant hostility being thrown at the film, they're pissed off! Personally, I lapped it up like a chocolate sundae with extra cherries! A far from perfect film, there's no denying Aronofsky used a hammer in his direction but in his defense, he had to use a hammer. I've long thought God made a mistake when he created mankind and it seems Aronofsky feels the same way. I wouldn't call it anti-Christian (as some have complained) but it certainly shows the insanity of Christianity. For all its flaws (and the film is rife with them), it's at least trying to shake us out of our apathy but it seems some people like their apathy just fine. With Kristen Wiig.  

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