Let’s face it, it’s still a man’s world, especially in Hollywood. Sure, Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to take home that little gold statue this year, but it was for directing a war film about men. I had a sudden notion, in honor of Mother’s Day, to invite everyone to share their lists of their favorite films about mothers. There’s no shortage of father-and-son films — hell, you could make an argument 90% of all films made are in some way thematically tied to the bond or lack thereof between fathers and sons either symbolically or literally — but I’ve been wracking my brain to name even just ten films about mothers or Mother and Child— hey, there’s a plug for that new Naomi Watts/Annette Bening film that just opened in limited release this weekend to good reviews.
So what did I think of?
- The film that sunk Faye Dunaway’s career and made her a camp queen, Mommie Dearest
- Albert Brooks’ sardonic Mother Continue reading