Mother of Tears (Unrated)
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At least, I could stand to watch MoT until the end - often thinking of Argento's past movies and how this is a pale shadow of them. There are small moments in MoT (the timed light switch scene, for example) which remind me who the director is, but they are too short and are never fully realized. Others just feel so ridiculous they made me laugh - not a good thing for a movie that takes itself seriously. The soundtrack is insufficient to elevate the tension and the camera work is competent, but that's all I can say about it.
You would be better off picking some of Argento's previous attempts, like Sleepless, The Card Player, or Masters of Horror - Dario Argento - Jenifer. But MoT is only worth a rental and that only if you are an Argento fan.
When an ancient artifact becomes uncovered in an old cemetery, it proves to be the harbinger of doom. The murder of an art historian is just the beginning as Sarah Mandy (Asia Argento) is caught up in a frightening situation that she doesn't have the knowledge to grasp. Sarah is pursued by forces beyond her understanding and she enlists the aid of museum specialist Michael Pierce but he proves ineffective. Amidst the widespread chaos that ensues in Rome, Sarah then approaches a local exorcist and even an alchemist for aid in hopes of uncovering the mystery of her mother and her connection to a coven of evil witches. Mother Lachrimarum (Moran Atias) has risen and plans to orchestrate the second fall of Rome unless Sarah can find her hidden power and stop this dark witch.
The Italian maestro of horror returns to his tale of witchcraft, chaos, evil and darkness. Part of me is very pleased that the legendary horror director had stepped up to finish his "witches" trilogy. After the very disappointing "The Card Player", one wouldn't be hard-pressed to think that he has lost his touch but thankfully, his "Masters of Horror" entry "Pelts" did have its moments and it gave hints that Argento still had it. Thankfully, amazon friends Puzzle Box and Dave K.Read more ›
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Not a bad film, but not as breakthrough as Argento's early work, and certainly not as stylishly or lavishly shot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Arthur D. Reynolds
Definitely your run of the mill horror film. But it's what we expect, right? Poorly written, developed, and acted. But I did appreciate the attempts at shocking moments. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
some REALLY scary stuff. Only two bad things: how the situation ends, don't want to spoil it by saying why - and that the hero doesn't help anybody...ever! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Things that are more pleasurable than MOTHER OF TEARS...
1) CONTRACTING EBOLA.
2) LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF ARIANA GRANDE.
3) A SANDPAPER PAPSMEAR. Read more
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