Magazine article The New Yorker

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Magazine article The New Yorker

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Jennifer Lawrence stars in "Mother!," Darren Aronofsky's first intimate drama since "Black Swan."

The new season's movies show the past and the present merging in a variety of genres. Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film "Mother!" (opening Sept. 15) stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple in an isolated house whose lives are thrown into disorder by the arrival of two strangers (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer). Todd Haynes directed the fantasy "Wonderstruck" (Oct. 20), based on a novel by Brian Selznick, about an orphan (Oakes Fegley) who, in 1977, runs away from Minnesota to New York and meets a woman (Julianne Moore) whose experiences half a century earlier may shed light on his origins. Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams, and Tom Noonan co-star. In "Faces Places" (Oct. 6), Agnes Varda teams up with the photographer and muralist JR for a journey through small towns and hidden corners of France, where they bring overlooked professions and activities to the fore, and where Varda seeks traces of her own personal and artistic past. Richard Linklater's comic drama "Last Flag Flying" (Nov. 3) is a sequel to Hal Ashby's 1973 film "The Last Detail." The new movie, set in 2003, stars Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell, as Navy veterans who travel to Iraq to recover the body of a soldier killed in combat. Like the earlier film, it's based on a novel by Daryl Ponicsan, who co-wrote the script with Linklater. …

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