Directed by Darren Aronofsky
HOME, 21 September 2017
Otherwise known as The Madonna Strikes Back.
It is difficult to find a description that does justice to this film, which is about everything and yet nothing. About everything because, well, it touches on Christianity, the war on terror, marriage, art and creativity, celebrity… a wide range. About nothing, well, because it doesn’t really engage with any of these themes, being in essence stylized and shallow. It is hardly serious about anything: the cinematic equivalent of a phone zombie that can’t keep a single thought in their head. The histrionics lever is set at 11 at the start and is never appreciably lowered at any time throughout.
As a diversion for people with low attention spans (the aforesaid phone zombies), it works or it should. There is a hit every half a minute or so. But as an actual film, something you might immerse yourself in and be challenged and interested, coming away happy – No, afraid not. A waste of talent and time.