When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Rob Reiner’s 1989 classic stars Billy Cristal and Meg Ryan in what has become one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time. When Harry Met Sally weaves together the complex nature of relationships, the ups and downs, as well as the cliches. Focusing in on the famous question can friendship be strictly platonic between a man and a woman?

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.

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.

Funny Story (2018)

“A comedy about good people who do bad things” – Michael Glave

Walter, played by Matthew Glave, is a self-absorbed and promiscuous actor still riding the coat tails of an old fantasy television show.  After finding out his new young girlfriend is pregnant, Walter begins to look for a way to both get away and reconnect with his estranged daughter.  When he gets the chance to see her, he takes it and drops everything to head up to Big Sur.  The ensuing road trip and reunion brings plenty of surprises and laughs at every corner.