Movie geek living in the mountains of Utah. Sundance Film Fest aficionado.
It’s a sappy, smug, ultra-pulpy crime tale with dozens of plot holes but omg - the dialogue here is absolutely delicious. Rosemund Pike acts circles around the material and makes even the cheesiest lines seem nefarious. Like its spiritual cinematic cousin, Promising Young Woman, the screenplay here doesn’t fully commit to it’s better, more campy parts, and could benefit from being a bit more grounded and nuanced. But damn, this thing is entertaining as hell and I’m looking forward to seeing what the director does next.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Move over Lars von Trier, there is a new provocateur in town.
Darren Aronofsky's latest film Mother makes a return to the psychological horror the director made a name of himself for with Black Swan, Pi, and most notably Requiem for a Dream. Never one for subtlety, Aronofsky enters full-bore, envelope-pushing mode here and, in turn, creates one of the most ambitious and boldest films to be produced by a major studio this decade.
Playing the role of Mother and Him respectively, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier…
An absolutely brilliant and tactful take on contemporary American masculinity, our economic and racial divides, and our crippling mental health crisis.
Dark subject matter, but the story is painted with such a raw and authentic emotional brush - and surprisingly it’s damn funny as well
This film absolutely should *not* work, but somehow it does - on multiple levels - thanks mostly to two phenomenal lead performances. Say hello to 2021’s first great film.