Nowhere To Hide directed by Lee Myung-Se
Brian De Palma's critical drubbing over Mission to Mars?reminiscent of the scene in Airplane! where passengers line up to smack an old lady?is the clearest evidence of the catastrophe that has befallen contemporary film criticism. Mission to Mars is a litmus test. It can be said with certainty that any reviewer who pans it does not understand movies, let alone like them. They'd be better off reviewing static, juvenile media like television or comic books. This is relevant to the splashiest entry in this year's New Directors/New Films series, Nowhere to Hide by Korean filmmaker Lee Myung-Se (it premieres at the Museum of Modern Art, March 27-28).