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7/12/2011

PICK OF THE WEEK

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.

Recommended

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

Naked (Criterion) — Mike Leigh at his fiercest and most unflinching. Buy it on Blu-ray.

Brazil (Universal) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

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

Rango (Paramount) — Buy the DVD or 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy or on Amazon Instant.

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.

The Lincoln Lawyer (Lionsgate) — Buy it on DVD or 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy or on Amazon Instant.

[REC] 2 (Magnolia Pictures) — Buy it on DVD or on Amazon Instant.

White Irish Drinkers (Screen Media) — Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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