A lot of movies are released during the holidays to take advantage of Christmas vacation. If you see one movie this season, I recommend Mother, a film from South Korea. It’s a crime/mystery movie about a mother trying to prove the innocence of her mentally handicapped son who is accused of murder. It’s available on DVD and also on Netflix through video streaming/download. It’s a terribly sad film, but it keeps you guessing to the very last frame.

Many people are put off with subtitled movies, and it does detract from watching; however, it’s worth watching this very original and surprising film in spite of the subtitles. Watch it and tell me what you think.