Kim-Hye-ja, in 'Mother'

Dir. Bong Joon-ho
(2010, Not Rated, 128 min)
★ ★ ★ ½

As opening shots go, Mother has a great one. Kim Hye-ja, as the title character, walks through a field towards the camera, and as the opening credits run alongside her, she begins an awkward non-sequitur of a dance — comical, strange, and delightful in its effect. We wonder what, if anything, it means. Will we come back to this field, and if so, what will transpire there? The answer to the first question is yes; the answer to the second I won’t reveal … Read the rest of my review at