When you think about famous movie mothers — Norma Bates in “Psycho,” Margaret White in “Carrie” — they’re rarely the most flattering portraits of the maternal instinct. Why do moms get such a tough rap in films?
In honor of Bong Joon-ho’s excellent new “Mother,” about a doting widow’s attempts to defend her mentally disabled son from a murder charge, this week’s IFC News podcast takes on the different portrayals of motherhood in movies, from the tender to the “No wire hangers, ever!”
This week’s Keyword Game giveaway is a limited edition “White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights” box set, including a DVD of Emmett Malloy’s documentary following the band on their 2007 Canadian tour, a DVD of their tenth anniversary show, a CD/double LP of their first official live album, a book of photographs with a foreword by Jim Jarmusch and more. Find out more at WhiteStripes.com — trailer is below.