Cinematically Yours
This Week’s Movie Reviews
Oscar Encores and Shorts

Greetings Rose and Starlight Fans¶ Our countdown to the Oscars has us bringing back for an encore spectacle EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. Please tell me you've seen it and if you haven't, you absolutely must be see on the big screen (Rocky concurs). This week is also your last chance to see the Academy nominated films WOMEN TALKING, LIVING, and THE WHALE.

The immensely popular 2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films return to the Rose! As in past years, three separate collections of the year's best short films from around the world - the UK, Canada, Portugal, France, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Norway, India and on - will be showing in the Rosebud starting this Friday, February 18th.

Animated Shorts run each day (Wed-Sun) at 4:00pm and feature five hilarious, heartwarming, clever and audacious films including the aptly named MY YEAR OF DICKS, in which we follow an imaginative fifteen year-old stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir. While the other animations are suitable for young children, this one comes with a warning and offers a 30-second delay to allow families with young children to leave.

Live-Action Shorts include the celebrated and highly-awarded NIGHT RIDE (Norway) and the gorgeously shot AN IRISH GOODBYE (Ireland), the trailer of which you can find here. These films show nightly at 7:00pm.

Weekend matinees of the Documentary Shorts begin at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. Many of us were able to preview the uniquely "powerful true story of forgiveness and redemption," STRANGER AT THE GATE, at the PTFF. If you missed it, you'll want to make sure you see it this time around.

Cinematically yours,
George Marie