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Come Undone (Film Movement) — Anna and Alessio ‘s relationship in Come Undone is adorably calm and content. She is a top employee at an insurance company and he’s a softhearted handy man who would do anything for her. After seeing Anna’s sister give birth, they agree to try and have a baby themselves. Soon after, Anna meets Domenico, a waiter as well as a father and husband. Their strong sexual connection results in an affair that is passionate but seemingly impulsive. The result is raw and jolting for the audience as well as the adulterers. Director Silvio Soldini does an incredible job of showing the real effects of an affair on the unsuspecting families. There is nothing glamorous about this film or anything that happens in it and the rawness is incredibly powerful. Rather than glorify their affair, Soldini shows us the often-unseen parts: the hard work of balancing two schedules, keeping up with lies, the anger developing between the lovers. Come Undone is difficult to watch as we see the characters continue down dark paths, but that realness is what makes Silvio’s film great. Buy it on DVD. (Lauren Kinsler)

New To Blu-ray Pick Of The Week

Taxi Driver (Sony Pictures) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

Have Not Seen But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (Criterion) — Includes Flunky, Work Hard; No Blood Relation; Apart from You; Every-Night Dreams; Street Without End. Buy the DVD Set.

American Jihadist (Breaking Glass Pictures) — Buy it on DVD.

I Love You Phillip Morris (Lionsgate) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

Desert Son (Breaking Glass Pictures) — Buy it on DVD.

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