Behind the scenes on Stargate: Universe, “Water”.

What do you think?  Yes/No

The Crime Club convenes to discuss the South Korean thriller Mother.


In a word – Wow!

Director Bong Joon-ho is known for movies like Parasite, Snowpiercer, and The Host, but it seems like everyone (including yours truly) has slept on this one.  It’s a terrific thriller that follows a distraught mother’s attempts to prove the innocence of her son, a young man with mental disabilities charged with murder.  It’s also a fascinating exploration of the depths of a mother’s love.

It culminates in a Holy Shit turn I did not see coming.  The viewer’s blindspots parallel those of the mother’s who pursues her investigation with single focus and dogged determination.    

Finally, the mother’s meeting with Crazy JP has to be one of the most heartbreaking moments ever committed to film.  

My favorite #CrimeClub selection to date.

What did you think?

Tomorrow’s Crime Club selection is American Gangster…

2 thoughts on “August 19, 2020: Stargate BTS video! Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcakes! And the Crime Club convenes to discuss Mother!

  1. It’s been a busy day. I couldn’t catch “Mother” and I’m not sure I have time for “American Gangster”. Amazon does have “American Gangster” for rental, if anyone is interested. I’m a big Denzel fan, so if I don’t catch the flick in time for the reviews, I put it on my “watchlist” for later.

    Yes, to the Mountain Dew Doritos Cupcakes. I’ve seen Mountain Dew used in a few dessert recipes. It’s basically just a flavored syrup. Doritos might be a bad addition but I’d give it a go.

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