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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 092017
 
New Releases for the Week of May 9

From the Big Screen: "Fifty Shades Darker. For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's "Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" (1975) meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of … More

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Apr 242017
 
New Releases for the Week of April 25

From the Big Screen: "La La Land" and "Underworld: Blood Wars." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: There's plenty of cool collectibles this week, starting off with "Caltiki the Immortal Monster" (1959 – Italy), a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult … More

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Apr 172017
 
New Releases for the Week of April 18

From the Big Screen: "Split," "Sleepless" and "The Founder." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Heading up this week's highlights are three off-beat films, including a limited editin of "Donnie Darko" and the Blu-ray debuts of "The Handmaid’s Tale" and "Tales From … More

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Apr 102017
 
New Releases for the Week of April 11

From the Big Screen: "Lion," "Hidden Figures," "Toni Erdmann,"and "The Bye Bye Man." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: It's a banner week for cinema lovers as two long-awaited releases finally come home: The classic Jacques Demy "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," a … More

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Apr 042017
 
New Releases for the Week of April 4

From the Big Screen: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Paterson" and "Office Christmas Party." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Buzzin' the 'B's: Under siege by a mysterious enemy in an apocalyptic, war-torn landscape, a band of mercenary soldiers, hooded hostages in tow, seek … More

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Mar 272017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 28

From the Big Screen: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Patriots Day," "Silence," "20th Century Women," "A Monster Calls" and "Why Him." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Two Italian classics come to the fore this week: one an homage to … More

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Mar 212017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 21

From the Big Screen: "Sing," "Live By Night" and "Assassin's Creed." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: There's two modern classics arriving this week from The Criterion Collection: The (very) black comedy "Being There" (1979) by director Hal Ashby in which scenario, … More

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Mar 142017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 14

From the Big Screen: "Elle," "Passengers," "Fences" and "Collateral Beauty." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Two absorbing — and unusual — works of cinematic art arrive this week. One of Mexico's best-regarded works of political cinema, "Canoa: A Shameful Memory" (1976), … More

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Mar 072017
 
New Releases for the Week of March 7

From the Big Screen: "Moana" and "Jackie." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. Buzzin' the 'B's: In "The Brand New Testament" (2016), starring Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde and Catherine Deneuve, God exists … and He’s a jerk. Or so it appears in the world of … More

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Feb 282017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 28

From the Big Screen: "Moonlight," "Allied" and "Doctor Strange." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: For fans of the three "Before" films, the cornerstone of the career-long exploration of cinematic time by director Richard Linklater, actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, … More

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