Roma (2018)

Roma transports us back to Mexico in the 1970’s in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, known as Roma. The story is based on actual experiences of director Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood. His personal attachment to the story and the ghost-like filming style creates a haunting experience. Shot in black and white, Roma hearkens back to a time, although distant, that was filled with as much transformation, prejudice, and survival as the modern era.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

The late 80’s campy musical is full of outrageous performances from Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, and more. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) is based off of the off-broadway muscial version, written by Alan Menken, and not the 1960’s version, featuring Jack Nicholson.

Vice (2018)

This comedic biopic follows Dick Cheney’s life from college drop-out to vice president of the United States. His transformation of the powers of the executive branch coupled with his ties to Halliburton created waves of destruction that can still be seen today. Adam McKay, of SNL, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and The Big Short, has created a film that simultaneously impresses the magnitude of Cheney’s legacy, while making the devastation palatable through comic relief.