“Mommy”: An explosive saga of love and loss in the Canadian ‘burbs

January 23, 2015 5:30 PM

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A damaged mom and her violent son struggle to stay together in this spectacular breakout from Canada's Xavier Dolan

There’s so much that is brilliant and unexpected and often downright thrilling about “Mommy,” the fifth feature (a fact amazing in itself) from 25-year-old Quebec enfant terrible Xavier Dolan. Here’s one relatively minor but impressive example: He borrows “Wonderwall” by Oasis, perhaps the most over...

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