mother! (2017)

What starts off as shakey camera work, quickly descends into bizzare, finally resting on deeply disturbing.

It may be helpful to read about the film before watching it, as the allegories and symbolism might make more sense. I drew a completely different meaning than what the makers thought of, which shows the film can have many valid interpretations.

Technically brilliant, it’s Jennifer Lawrence’s film all the way. Javier Bardem has his moments, as does Michelle Pfieffer. The opening shot establishes this is not going to be your usual viewing experience. Director Darren Aronofsky has made dark and controversial subjects before, so he’s in his comfort zone. The film though, is thoroughly discomfiting.

2/5

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