Shoplifters (2018)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018, spends much of its screen time inside a cramped Tokyo hovel where three generations of castoffs and grifters--headed by a matriarch known only as Grandma (the great  ...

“Happy Valley” (2014, Netflix Original)

  Is the title ironic?  Because many unhappy things happen in “Happy Valley.”  And many unhappy people live in “Happy Valley.”  Even the economy is depressed. Keeping the peace is police sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire), who lets pass few  ...