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Controversial Film Contains Beauty, Horror

Movie: ‘Mother!’
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem

What to make of a movie so full of sickening contradictions as “Mother!,” the latest creation from the apparently fevered mind of Darren Aronofsky? Both beautiful and horrible to look at, is it parable or lurid exploitation, meditation or sensationalism, honest or another of Aronofsky’s manipulations? (I would use another noun that includes “mother” if this were not a family newspaper).

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