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Dealing with loss

Columnist Alisina Saee-Nazari wrestles with moving on after the death of his mother four years ago.

Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother” thrills and spiritually engages

In a film climate where little substance appears to be occurring in the mainstream, it is nice to see a film like “Mother” (Madeo). What viewers are privy to is an incredibly gripping, thematically complex, and beautifully directed thriller by Bong Joon-ho. Now that it has won the 2010 Asian Film Award for best picture, it looks like it has the potential to be a runaway success.