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144: Darren Aronofsky's mother!

144: Darren Aronofsky's mother!

Writer/director Darren Aronofsky's mother! might be the most talked-about movie of 2017 thus far, so, of course, Talking Movies had to get in on the action. The movie is currently dividing critics and, for the most part, repelling audiences, but as big fans of the filmmaker's previous work, we didn't want to wait to be part of the discussion. In an episode in which Nick desperately tries to prevent his co-host Brian from spoiling the movie (successfully, but stay tuned after the closing theme if you really want to know the film's deepest secrets), we give our surprising opinions on the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film, from its darkly comic/horrific tone to its masterful aesthetics to its wild and crazy narrative and stylistic choices. Find out what we thought and whether you should take a chance on this controversial piece of auteurism, plus: Brian repeatedly interrupts Nick's film analysis with an admittedly spot-on Springsteen impersonation, Nick champions yet another Noah Baumbach/G

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