The Host (English dubbed) (***1/2) on the verge

We're never entirely scared, sometimes on the verge of laughing. Sometimes though, it is quite moving. Not sure these are selling points for a classic, but it is definitely not a waste of one's evening.

Mother (****1/2) is responsible

Bong is one of the best directors of his time, as evidenced by this year's Parasite. His form is exceptional here, as he is able to strike every resonant chord of truth and still keep enough of a mystery for the viewer to hope.