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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jun 192017
 
New Releases for the Week of June 20

From the Big Screen: "Life" For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage," a film that redefined the "giallo" genre of murder-mystery thrillers … More

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Jun 122017
 
New Releases for the Week of June 13

From the Big Screen: "John Wick: Chapter Two," "The LEGO Batman Movie," and "Table 19." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with the lyrical film noir "They Live By Night" (1948), the first in a … More

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Jun 052017
 
New Releases for the Week of June 6

From the Big Screen: "Beauty and the Beast" and "A Cure for Wellness."For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: "Bambi Signature Collection": “Bambi,” which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years … More

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May 312017
 
New Releases for the Week of May 30

From the Big Screen: "The Shack," "Before I Fall" and "Fist Fight."For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: Terry Zwigoff's first fiction film, "Ghost World" (2001), adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that's at … More

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May 232017
 
New Releases for the Week of May 23

From the Big Screen: "Get Out," "Logan" and "The Great Wall."For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: The films of Jacques Rivette (1928-2016) — unarguably the grand master of the French New Wave Cinema — have long been the Holy Grail of cinema. … More

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May 162017
 
New Releases for the Week of May 16

From the Big Screen: "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" and "The Space Between Us."For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Highlights: "Good Morning" (1959) is a lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational … More

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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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May 012017
 
New Releases for the Week of May 2

From the Big Screen: "I Am Not Your Negro," "The Salesman," "A Dog’s Purpose," "The Comedian" and "Rings." This Week's Highlights: If any film can be said to represent a decade, then "Saturday Night Fever" has to be at the top of the list — no other film so caught the era of disco as … 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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