Mother!DVD - 2017
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LPL_SarahM Jul 30, 2018
Is it a Rosemary's Baby remake? Is it a commentary on climate change? Is it a biblical allegory? I'd say absolutely yes to all of the above. What I can't say for sure is if I even liked it. So... 3 stars?
LPL_MargoM Jan 10, 2018
If you enjoy horror or psychological thrillers and want something that feels far different from any other mainstream movie, this film is for you. We often describe things that scare us by calling them "nightmares" but this is the one film I've seen that truly deserves that label. Jennif... Read More »
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Martin Scorsese on this film:
After I had a chance to see mother!, I was even more disturbed by this rush to judgment, and that's why I wanted to share my thoughts. People seemed to be out for blood, simply because the film couldn't be easily defined or interpreted or reduced to a two-word description. Is it a horror movie, or a dark comedy, or a biblical allegory, or a cautionary fable about moral and environmental devastation? Maybe a little of all of the above, but certainly not just any one of those neat categories.
Is it a picture that has to be explained? What about the experience of watching mother!? It was so tactile, so beautifully staged and acted — the subjective camera and the POV reverse angles, always in motion … the sound design, which comes at the viewer from around corners and leads you deeper and deeper into the nightmare … the unfolding of the story, which very gradually becomes more and more upsetting as the film goes forward. The horror, the dark comedy, the biblical elements, the cautionary fable — they're all there, but they're elements in the total experience, which engulfs the characters and the viewers along with them. Only a true, passionate filmmaker could have made this picture, which I'm still experiencing weeks after I saw it.
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