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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Strand Releasing) — It might sound strange to begin a review of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives with the following proclamation, but here it goes anyway: Don’t read any reviews of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. After pondering things, I’ve come to the conclusion that Weerasethakul’s Palme d’Or winner casts such a magical glow that it exists in a different realm altogether, one that makes outward interpretation seem disruptive and—dare I say it—disrespectful. Or, to put it another way: This film doesn’t deserve our language. Read my full review, then buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.
Insidious (Film District) — I actually got quite a kick out of this movie, even though it spirals into cartoonish directions in the third act. That seemed to be the point. Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray or Amazon Instant.
New/Old to Blu-ray
Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna
Arthur (Warner Home Video) — As a member of the G.G.A.S. (Greta Gerwig Appreciation Society), I feel it’s my duty to see this movie at some point, though that’s the only thing that makes it seem even slightly compelling. Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy or on Amazon Instant.