Over the next few months, you'll be reading a lot about Precious, Lee Daniels's stylish, shocking drama about a New York teen making her way through a life of violent abuse and oppression. Don't let the "Oprah-endorsed Oscar bait" hype stop you from experiencing a tremendous new movie. Precious is far from perfect, but this is a world that's never seen the screen before, brought to life by an extraordinary cast, including Gabourey Sibide, Mariah Carey, Xosha Roquemore, and Mo'Nique. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film.)