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Feb 26 2018

Beauty vs Beast: Home is Where the Hearts Are

Jason fromMNPPhere with the last "Beauty vs Beast"before the Oscars.亚博主页This week's poll doesn't have anything to do with the Oscars though because let's face it - the Academy,亚博主页bless their shiny hearts,is never going to be as cool and adventurous as our host Nathaniel is.Nathanieldropped his Top Ten of 2017over the weekend and at #9 was a movie AMPAS was never going to go anywhere near - Darren Aronofsky's spectacularly divisivemother!starring Jennifer Lawrence (who's gotRed Sparrowout this weekend) as a sink-bracing Suzy Homemaker under,uh,extreme duress.But we're never going to forgetmother!,and we doubt you will either - even if it's just to picture Michelle Pfeiffer whenever you slip a little extra something into your lemonade...

PREVIOUSLYWe wished Sidney Poitiera happy birthday last Monday,wondering why he wasn't the one who got AMPAS' attention in 1967'sIn the Heat of the Night- he certainly got our attention,rounding up 85% of your vote from his co-star (and statue-snatcher) Rod Steiger.SaidRed:

"Watching Sydney Poitier reassured me that I could grow up into the kind of adult I wanted to be.He still had what we kids had and adults had lost.He was honest,honourable,brave and full of joy."

Dec 14 2017

Blueprints: "mother!"

With the announcement of the Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations this week,we are officially in the awards race.So from now until Oscars,亚博主页Jorgewill be examining 2017's most talked-about movies and their screenplays.First,he shows up uninvited at a party...

mother!is a fever dream.The stream-of-consciousness journey of a woman that just wants people to get the hell out of her space.It's a biblical allegory,a metaphor for the destruction of the environment,a hallucination of the protagonist.It's all of these,and it is none.

Watching the movie is a trip (take that word for whatever meaning).It's more visceral than narrative.Trying to find a traditional,cohesive plot in it is useless,and it's better to experience it through gut reactions of the vignettes presented.But how does the screenplay look?Exactly as you would imagine...

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Dec 05 2017

FYC: mother!

byChris Feil

Has the world already forgotten aboutmother!?It may not have ever been a film built to be a formidable Oscar contender,but Darren Aronofsky's film is one to hang the year on nonetheless.Now is time for a healthy reassessment,as it arrives on streaming today!

Or maybe it might be a first watch for some,after that all-too-brief run in theatres.The film was killed by a flurry of hot takes,sink bracing jokes (guilty),dissections of its marketing,and conversations on the value of Cinemascore.But now that the dust and clickbait have settled,the film still remains one of the most audacious and purely entertaining films of the year.And also one of the very best that we should keep talking about...

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Oct 13 2017

Podcast: Battle of the Sexes,Beach Rats,and mother!

Nathaniel,Nick,JoeandChristry and catch up with movies the podcast hasn't covered

Index (42 minutes)
00:01Battle of the Sexes
12:00mother!,interpretations,Q & A culture
28:30 Michelle Pfeiffer and Darren Aronofsky
34:00Beach Rats
39:15 silliness and sign-offs

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

"the sink's not braced yet!"

Oct 10 2017

i know all there is to know about the linking game...

Your host (c'est moi,Nathaniel) is weeks behind his movie game.So here's part 1 of a massive link roundup to try to catch up.Twenty-five mini stories in this one,let's go...

EWcelebrates Idris Elba on their cover
The Vulturea profile of the screenwriter ofThe Postwho was inspired to write it after reading Katherine Graham's memoir "Personal History"Meryl Streep will play Graham in the film (which is not based on that memoir but on one event in Graham's career.)
Awards Dailylaments that big box office hits like Get Out and Wonder Woman are not considers shoo-in for Best Picture nominations
VarietyDarren Aronofsky tapped as keynote speaker for next spring's SXSW festival
The Hollywood ReporterDisney is not moving forward with its Jack and the Beanstalk animated film namedGigantic
PlaybillGlee's Lea Michele finally met Barbra Streisand
PeopleDan Amboyer who plays the twin of Hilary Duff's deceased fiance onYounger(long story) has come out as gay
MirrorRob Collier believes his gay under-butler role onDownton Abbeyhas made it difficult for him to find other roles

More after the jump including  Weinstein harassment fallout,agressive Netflix recommendations,Jonathan Groff's penchant for singing on set,and more...

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Sep 26 2017

The Martyr Mothers of Darren Aronofsky

by Jorge Molina

With his latest filmmother!,Darren Aronosfky immerses us in a hellish landscape of biblical allegories,nightmarish house parties,and scenery-chewing performances.It's his most polarizing film so far,and he takes the audience to emotional and visceral places he hasn't before (hello,newborn baby).

And yet,something remains hauntingly familiar about it.Aronofsky has mommy issues.Throughout his filmography,mothers are figures of unflinching and painful devotion.Women who lose themselves in the love they have to give,a trait which ultimately becomes their doom.They are designed to bestow upon...

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