“Mother”‘s Day

In today’s edition of the Daily Cardinal you’ll find my colleague Mark Riechers’ review of Bong Joon-ho’s latest, “Mother,” which screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival on Sunday night and is presently enjoying a run at Sundance Cinemas. It isn’t much of a stretch to suggest that Bong was one of the breakout stars of the WFF; though many festival attendees were already familiar with “The Host” (2006), the opportunity to see the South Korean director’s other films (2000’s “Barking Dogs Never Bite,” 2003’s “Memories of Murder” and “Mother”) was undoubtedly appreciated by those who caught them. I’m hoping to see “Mother” at some point in the week ahead; I’ll let y’all know whether my opinion differs from Mark’s. (BTW, in case y’all haven’t noticed, Mark has been doing a really commendable job picking up my critical slack since I switched from writing reviews to writing columns.)

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One Response to ““Mother”‘s Day”

  1. Todd Stevens Says:

    “Mother” was the first film I ever gave a “5” on one of those Wisconsin Film Festival ballots in the three years I’ve attended. It’s definitely a must see.

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