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God is a gaslighting husband in Darren Aronofsky’s brilliantly deranged Mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s preoccupation with paranoid, physically grotesque searches for meaning—a curious mix of deep-think and makeup effects that goes back to his black-and-white debut feature, Pi—grimly paints humanity as a species defined by obsessions, addictions, delusions, and self-destruction, its only prophets…

For Mother!, Darren Aronofsky rehearsed with his actors for three months before filming

We don’t know much about Darren Aronofsky’s new film Mother!, aside from our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky calling it “the most irrational piece of filmmaking that [he] has produced since his black-and-white debut, Pi,” after a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the video above, we did manage to pry…

Here are the creepy prayer cards they’re handing out at screenings of Mother!

Pretty much all anyone knows of Mother!, the new Darren Aronofsky film starring Jennifer Lawrence as a woman to whom something very terrible happens, is that something terrible happens to Jennifer Lawrence in it. Or maybe it doesn’t, but that’s certainly the vibe we’ve been given. The few trailers are all full-time,…

The 2017 Toronto International Film Fest has basically all the Oscar contenders

The Toronto International Film Fest is one of The A.V. Club’s favorites. It’s efficiently run, it doesn’t have the insanity of Cannes, and Canada’s a chill place to visit. Plus, it gets damn near every movie worth checking out in a given calendar year, it feels like. So we get excited when TIFF announces its…

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Hey, these bread crumbs are crack rocks: 9 subversive fairy-tale movies

Lots of movies are obviously patterned after fairy tales, everything from Sydney White to The Beautician And The Beast. There are also a multitude of straight-on adaptations, like Disney’s new live-action Beauty And The Beast, which premieres Friday, March 17. But we’ve noticed that there are some films clearly based…