mother! (2017)


Over at Reviews From the Couch, some thoughts have been collected on Darren Aronofsky's confounding mother!, a movie that dances on the fence between brilliance and nonsense.

"Like The Fountain, mother! is the kind of Aronofsky I begrudgingly admire. I like big swings that don't always add up to a home run. Cinema would be better off with more Aronofskys and less of the unambitious arthouse twaddle that wins Sundance or gets nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Filmmakers need to feel like they can take chances and fall flat on their face without getting eviscerated for it, or else cinema is doomed."