Spoiler Special on Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

What Should We Make of the Ending of Mother? Three Slate Critics Discuss in Spoiler-y Detail.

What Should We Make of the Ending of Mother? Three Slate Critics Discuss in Spoiler-y Detail.

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Sept. 22 2017 7:33 AM

What Should We Make of the Ending of Mother? Three Slate Critics Discuss in Spoiler-y Detail.

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!
TFW you watch the ending of Mother!

Still of Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this episode, Slate’s movie critic, Dana Stevens, Slate culture editor Forrest Wickman, and Slate senior editor Sam Adams discuss Darren Aronofsky’s latest movie Mother!, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, and a very well-earned exclamation point in the title. What does it all mean? Is it purely allegorical? Is it camp? And WTF was that thing in the toilet?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials, and you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor.