Darren Aronofsky is thinking about turning Mother! into an opera

Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! has proven to be a divisive film, with some critics, including The A.V. Club’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, praising the “elaborate meta-textual pastiche,” while others have compared it to The Emoji Movie in terms of sheer unpleasantness. Moviegoers, however, aren’t nearly so split on the film,…

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

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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,…

Jennifer Lawrence loses her shit in the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

The full trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s new movie Mother!, dropped in the dead of night by Paramount, manifests whispered insinuations from its teaser, showing visuals to accompany snippets of dialogue edited into that previous promo. That means we get to see Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer as the mystery couple who…

This year’s Venice Film Festival is packed to the gills with big premieres

While many critics and journalists (including our own correspondent, A.A. Dowd) have characterized this year’s Cannes Film Festival as underwhelming, the line-up for its fall cousin, the Venice Film Festival, is bursting with potential. As Variety reports, the main competition and sidebar selections includes Darren…

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…

Jennifer Lawrence offers her heart in the poster for Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

The plot of Mother!, the upcoming Darren Aronofsky movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, is still largely unknown, but over the weekend, the project got a gorgeous yet supremely creepy poster. Released on Mother’s Day, the illustration shows Lawrence with a glazed expression and her heart ripped from her body. She holds…

Darren Aronofsky’s mysterious new project is a horror movie

For more than a year we’ve known pretty much bupkis about Darren Aronofsky’s latest feature Mother!, beyond the fact that it was “indie,” and that Jennifer Lawrence was attached to star. Now, The Wrap has been tipped off about the tone of the new film, revealing that the Black Swan director is dipping back into the…

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…

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