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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    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…

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★½

    What exactly does it mean to please a women? This is one of many questions Jaime (Lucas Zumann) asks his mother in the sharply-detailed period drama 20th Century Women. Jaime, as we first see him, is caught at a bit of a crossroads, and is trying to find his natural place in the world. Growing up solely under the care of his mother Dorothea (Annette Bening) in late 70’s Santa Barbara California, the world is a confusing place. Especially so…