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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★

    And the 2019 Oscar for Longingly Staring At Love Letters goes to ..... Linda Cardellini!

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★½

    "Sometimes it's better to choose your own family", explains Nobuyo Shibata (Sakura Ando), a wife and mother as she is coming to grips with the addition of little Juri (Miyu Sasaki). Her husband, Osamu (Lily Franky) brings her home after finding her abandoned in the street on a cold night. Nobuyo initially wants to take her back and not bear the responsibility of taking care of her, but after overhearing her abusive parents and seeing the scars covering her body,…

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    After winning the Best Director Oscar for his 2013 film "Gravity", Alfonso Cuaron rightfully took some time off to develop his next project. Such a hiatus isn't out of the ordinary for the Mexican-born director - before "Gravity", his last film was 2006's "Children of Men". What Cuaron has come up with is his most personal, and best, film - "Roma", an ode to the women that raised him in Mexico City in the 1970s. The film centers around Cleo…

  • Support the Girls

    Support the Girls

    ★★★★

    There are a lot of adjectives that could describe "Support the Girls", but I think the one that best reflects its sensibilities is this: grounded. Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) is the centerpiece of this "day-in-the-life" film that follows the ever-expanding responsibilities of the daytime manager of a Hooters-adjacent restaurant. Already crying in her car as she arrives for her shift, her problems only increase the moment she walks through the door, including a guy who gets stuck in the ceiling…