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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Feb 202017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 21

From the Big Screen: "Manchester by the Sea," "Nocturnal Animals," "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Bad Santa 2." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bets: Women come to the fore in this week's pair of offerings from The Criterion Collection: Melodrama casts noirish shadows … More

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Feb 132017
 
New Releases for the Week of Feb. 14

From the Big Screen: "Arrival" and "The Edge of Seventeen." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases. This Week's Best Bet: A painterly and sensual immersion in late 19th-century Italian farm life, "The Tree of Wooden Clogs" (1978) by Ermanno Olmi lovingly focuses on four families … More

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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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