Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is gruelling and gruesome. It’s a deliberately pretentious art-house movie, cast with some of the biggest stars on the planet. It’s horrifying on many levels — and yet there’s something deeply admirable about it. Whatever the opposite of “crowd-pleaser” is, this movie is it.
All around the streets of Sydney, people are noticing something strange.
The Golden Globes may have been the biggest news in Hollywood today, but second was the release of the Black List. It’s an annual list where Hollywood tastemakers vote on the best unproduced screenplays floating around town. And this year, as expected, there’s a good amount of science fiction.