Great acting in 'Green Book'

"Green Book" (⋆⋆⋆½; PG-13) is based on the true story of pianist Don Shirley's (Mahershala Ali) musical tour through the Deep South in the Jim Crow era. His only support comes from New York City bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), who is raw in social graces. Ali deservedly picked up an Oscar in the best supporting category, but it's criminal that Mortensen didn't get honored. There are some writing issues, but even those get overshadowed by the superb acting performances.

Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service

Also coming Tuesday

• "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of ­Grindelwald"

• "The Last Man"

• "London Fields"

• "Piercing"