Hereditary’s little sister!
The word Cameron uses to describe how she feels about herself (re:her sexuality) is disgusted. Jane ponders if we’re meant to spend our teenage years feeling disgusted with ourselves.
Jane, self-aware as she is, likely doesn’t even realize that teenagers don’t tend to feel disgusted about who they are. Bouts of self-consciousness, self-loathing, are undeniable. But deep-rooted disgust and shame is atypical.
I understand the contours of the word disgusted. I understand what it means to be afraid of…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It’s necessary to preface this with the fact that I am (or, was) a huge Aronofsky fan. He’s ingenious, and sophisticated and he has this distinct style to his films. Plus, his symbolism and metaphors have always struck a perfectly balanced note in the past. Having loved Black Swan and The Fountain, I’ve been super stoked for mother!. It all seemed right: the concept, the cast, the posters. Everything. The spectacle leading up to its various premieres added to my…
I came home from this movie, tears still streaming down my face, declaring it the best film I've ever seen. My mother goes, "why is it that whenever you watch something about old women that no one's ever heard of, you say it's the best movie ever?" And I feel like that pretty much sums up my taste. I get that this movie is imperfect, and I could've done without the focus on Everett, but Maud's story is divine and…