The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 74 – Is mother! 2017’s most unique cinema experience?

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in psychological horror film mother!
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in psychological horror film mother!

Things get heated as we review the most divisive films in years on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

Tom briefly reviews troubling actioner American Assassin and sweet-natured Judi Dench period drama Victoria & Abdul, before all three hosts weigh in on mother!Darren Aronofsky‘s polarising psychological horror. We discuss the highs and lows of the bizarre thriller, which sees Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as an artist and his muse living in a secluded woodland home. To go any further would be to spoil the film’s myriad surprises, shocks and unusual bouts of surrealism. It really has to be seen to be believed.

It’s a double trailer week in the news section, with our first extended look at Alicia Vikander in action reboot Tomb Raider and an unusual glimpse at Isle of DogsWes Anderson‘s latest oddity. We also chat about Linda Hamilton‘s reported return to the Terminator franchise and Patrick leads a quiz based on two of Aronofsky’s biggest films – Black Swan and The Wrestler.

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Music by Bensound.



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