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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Human_Paraquat, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Human_Paraquat

    Human_Paraquat Well-Known Member

    ... as in the new Darren Aronofsky film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.

    This is going to be a polarizing film, in part because it has been marketed in such a way that viewers will go in expecting one thing and get another. Actually they might not get it at all, and I don't mean that to sound pretentious or judgmental. There's a lot to process and I found it hard to do so in real time.

    I thought it was great. Maybe DA's best, and I've been a fan of everything back to "pi."

    Anyone else seen it yet?
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I've seen everything of JLo.
  3. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I walked out after 45 minutes. I thought it was ponderous, self-indulgent, uninteresting, and hugely annoying to watch both for the terrible fucking camera work and the noise. Part of me after thought, Well, that's something, how it got such a visceral reaction out of me, but then I was like, No, fuck that, it's pretty easy to make something really awful to watch and call it art.

    I say this as someone who likes most of Aronofsky's work and loves Javier Bardem: It was the worst cinematic experience of my life. I hated everything about it, including the lower-case m and fucking exclamation point in the title.

    What a piece of shit.

    So, yeah. Pretty polarizing, I guess.
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  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    You talking about her film career, or what was released during The Fappening?
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  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Bargain night tomorrow. Was thinking of taking in It and mother! back to back. This thread is convincing me that is the right call. I can always walk out like typefitter if two movies is one too many.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    You had to ask?
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  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Even the positive reviews of this one make me think I'm not going to see it. Maybe on HBO or Netflix.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned on the other thread, I want to see it, but the more I hear about it, the more I think it might be too fucked up even for me.

    I love Aronofsky, though. Requiem for a Dream is easily in my all time top 5. And I keep thinking mother! can't possibly be more fucked up than that was.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Is it anywhere along the lines of The Brown Bunny (which I liked) in terms of artistic?
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  11. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Apparently there's a sex scene. I didn't make it that far.
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Then they should advertise that it will occur at the 1 hr, xx minute mark.
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