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Maria Full of Grace

(Colombia, 2004)

An extremely good movie about the drug trade, and its human cost. I’m not talking about the rich and bored who snort coke, or the poor and hopeless who smoke crack. It’s about the impossibly cruel people who run the trade, and the people who risk their lives to get the stuff to a hungry America. As long as we continue this asinine and no-win “War on Drugs,” people like Maria will pay the price for it.

Catalina Sandino Moreno is a long shot for a Best Actress Oscar, but she sure deserves the nomination.