mother! ★★★½

With Mother!, writer/director Darren Aronofsky has made a work of expected, exemplary craft that, unexpectedly, serves as a piercing critique of religion. It's either that or a tragic story of the cost of fame on those who encircle it but are not a part of it. Of course, the film can be both. After all, is there a single person or entity more famous than God? On the other end, surely some celebrities, followed by adoring fans, must buy into their own hype. Do those who do see themselves as some brand of earthbound god?

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