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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 062017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 7

From the Big Screen: "Loving" and "Trolls." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten … More

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Jan 302017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 31

From the Big Screen: "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," "Tyler Perry’s BOO! A Madea Halloween," "Gimme Danger," "Masterminds," and "Queen of Katwe." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlight: "Pinocchio" was the second film in the Disney animated canon, made in response to … More

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Jan 242017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 24

From the Big Screen: "The Handmaiden," "Inferno" and "The Light Between Oceans." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: "Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy": After several years spent working almost exclusively in the direct-to-video world of "V-cinema" in Japan, Takashi Miike announced himself … More

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Jan 172017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 17

From the Big Screen: "The Girl on the Train," "Ouija: Origin of Evil" and "Keeping up With the Joneses." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's series of melodramas on disaffected outsiders in modern-day Germany saw perfection in such films … More

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Jan 102017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 10

From the Big Screen: "The Accountant," "Deepwater Horizon" and "The Birth of a Nation." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: From The Criterion Collection this week comes two classic films, one from America, one from France. One of the fastest, funniest, and … More

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Jan 032017
 
New Releases for the Week of Jan. 3

From the Big Screen: "Blair Witch." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: "Jerry Maguire" (1996) 20th anniversary edition, fully remastered in 4K. Tom Cruise stars as Jerry Maguire, a sports agent who's enduring a crisis of conscience. After he suddenly and unceremoniously … More

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Dec 262016
 
New Releases for the Week of Dec. 27

Happy New Year From the Big Screen: "Snowden." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. From TV to DVD: "Close to the Enemy" (2016), starring Jim Sturgess, Alfie Allen, Alfred Molina, Angela Bassett, Freddie Highmore, August Diehl, Lindsay Duncan and Charlotte Riley, is a three-disc set … More

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Dec 192016
 
New Releases for the Week of Dec. 20

Happy Holidays From the Big Screen: "Sully," "Storks" and "The Magnificent Seven." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: Originally scheduled for last week, "Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy" is a limited edition run of 10,000 deluxe box-sets featuring Clive … More

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Dec 122016
 
New Releases for the Week of Dec. 13

From the Big Screen: "Suicide Squad," "Florence Foster Jenkins," "Bridget Jones's Baby," "Morgan," "Ben-Hur" and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: There are plenty of classic and cult favorites making their debut this week, just … More

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Dec 052016
 
New Releases for the Week of Dec. 6

From the Big Screen: "Jason Bourne" and "The Secret Life of Pets." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: "The Exterminating Angel" (1962) has to be one of my favorite films from the great Luis Buñuel, bracketed as it is by the … More

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