Was mostly bored by the biopic cliches found in the first two-thirds of this. It is too congratulatory towards the viewing audience for living in an more enlightened age for viewpoints re: racism, feminism, imperialism, etc. This becomes a thorn in the film's side for the longest time, most notably in the excruciating scene where the lead presents his findings to the Geographical Society. Any film that clap's you on the back and says "oh, look what good person you…
Infectious in its audacity; numbing in its dumbness. That's right, it's Darren Aronofsky time.
Either as a two hour history of religion disguised as a wackadoo thriller or the strangest artist/muse tale told in recent memory Mother! is told with such over-the-top abandon it practically begs the viewer to either reject it outright or embrace its almost gleeful strangeness fully. As it always seems to be the case with these type of films I find myself in the middle of…
Part of my "Your Favorites - My First Time" list
After being very busy for the last week I finally was able to sit down and watch a film. I was greeted with this film; one I've been excited to watch for a while and…
Part of my Around the World in May-ty Days list
Remember that name. If this film is any way representative of his work as a whole he must really be one of the most neglected directors of his or any time.
The story is fairly simple. Living in a time of change, the head of an large Indian estate (think Lord Grantham from "Downton Abbey"), Roy, places a high import on tradition and his love for music.…