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Warning: Major spoilers for mother! are ahead.
Well, that was something.
Jennifer Lawrence's mother! has finally arrived in theaters, and the general reaction can be summed up in three letters: WTF?
It's clear that writer-director Darren Aronofsky is trying to say something with his new work, and that he wants to get people talking about that something. The problem is that no one quite seems able to agree on what that something is.
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If you've seen the promos for Darren Aronofsky's mother!, you probably think you've got a pretty good idea of what to expect: some kind of haunted-house horror about a couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) whose blissful existence is upended by the arrival of some unexpected guests (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer).
And, well, that's not wrong, exactly. But it's really not even the half of it. What mother! actually turns out to be is something far bolder and bigger.
Some people will come away bowled over by its ambitions and artistry. Many will be annoyed to discover it's not the film the trailer is selling. Still others will react with ambivalence. All of those people will leave the theater wanting to talk about it afterward. Read more...More about Movies, Jennifer Lawrence, Tiff, Darren Aronofsky, and Mother
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Red Sparrow isn't a Black Widow movie per se, but it kinda feels like one, doesn't it?
Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young Russian ballerina who enters the Sparrow spy program. After a harrowing training period, she emerges as one of the agency's top recruits.
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