Hi Movie Geeks, I haven’t had the chance to see any movies this past weekend. I have a lot of catching up to do. I did however manage to record and post another episode of Movie Geek & Proud. Give it a listen. It’s a episode of appreciation on cinematography and music. My friend Shawn and I also discuss the latest Venom Trailer and also how we enjoyed the British horror movie Ghost Stories. We also talk about the unsettling movies that we can’t watch twice. I hope you enjoy Episode 3 and comment your thoughts on the film and this episode.
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Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan). When you hear that name, and know he is directing a movie, you know you are in for some off-the-wall, artistic, unique, and sometimes intense cinematic experience. His latest feature, Mother!, fits all the categories I just listed and much more.
This review is going to be really short compared to my other post because this movie should be seen with the least knowledge as possible. My goal is just to give you a sense of expectation and my thoughts and opinions regarding the film.
The synopsis is about a couple’s quiet and tranquil home in the country interrupted by unwanted guests that shake up their home testing the strength of their relationship. The couple in question is Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Lawrence is renovating their home while Bardem is a writer of poems trying to come up with his next masterpiece are visited by some unwanted guests, specifically Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris. I think the cast is phenomenal in their roles and really deliver the intensity asked for by Aronofsky. There is no question that they will not entertain you on screen. I was really impressed with Pfeiffer’s character particularly and you will see why.
Purple in the morning, Blue in the afternoon, Orange in the evening, and Green at night.
What I remember from this movie is that it was very dark. Deep emotions and hard to watch scenes guided this movie that gave me an unsettling feeling. From a third person movie perspective. Darren Aronofsky created a realistic take on the additions of drugs and other emotions that plague us and can lead us down a dark path. I was about 19 almost 20 yrs old when I first saw this film. Just starting to be out on my own but still unaware of what drugs did to a person. So this movie was very eye opening for me. I picked this movie because now that I am older and also on my own taking care of myself, I wanted to see if I would react the same or more connected to the movie.