1) mother! (2017)
While many Darren Aronofsky films have proven controversial (Noah) or underappreciated (The Fountain), perhaps his most divisive was the multi-layered allegory mother!, starring Javier Bardem as an archetypal writer and Jennifer Lawrence as his wife, trying to build their home as increasing hordes of his fans descend. Its multi-layered metaphor, religious and environmental themes, and moments of extreme violence contributed towards divisiveness among critics and audiences. Nonetheless, it is an effective piece of film-making that balances a variety of complex themes, perhaps imperfectly, but still with precision and manic energy. One of the great underrated films of the decade, mother! will be reevaluated in the future as a proper classic, a reevaluation which might as well happen now.
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