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Mommy

As humbling as it is jarring, “Mommy” is a top-notch roller coaster of conflicting emotions. Continue reading

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Paddington

“Paddington,” dumped into theaters earlier this year with little fanfare, is actually the best family film so far in 2015. Continue reading

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New to View: ‘Inherent Vice’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s stoner-noir detective comedy, a charming adaptation of Paddington Bear and a Jennifer Lopez B-movie thriller top this week’s list of DVD and Blu-ray releases. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

The Babadook

Using a clever mix of paranoia and special effects, “The Babadook” is one of the most chilling and original horror films of recent years. Continue reading

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New to View: ‘Taken 3’

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, April 21: Taken 3: Unrated (Blu-ray + Ultraviolet) Details: 2015, Fox Home Entertainment Rated: Unrated & PG-13 The lowdown: Once again, Liam Neeson creates a massive body … Continue reading

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Big Eyes

Director Tim Burton ditches the remake game for an original piece, and the result is a delicious funny/sad tale with top-notch performances. Continue reading

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New to View: ‘The Babadook’

One of 2014’s best horror films, Tim Burton’s biopic “Big Eyes,” and “The Missing,” a limited Starz series, lead this week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases. Continue reading

‘New to View: ‘Hobbit’ trilogy lumbers to its unimaginative conclusion

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, March 24 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) Details: 2014, Warner Home Video Rated: PG-13, intense and bloody fantasy action … Continue reading

New to View: ‘Violent Year’ a gritty, but slow crime drama

By Bob Bloom The following Blu-rays and DVDs are being released on Tuesday, April 7: A Most Violent Year (Blu-ray + Ultraviolet) Details: 2014, Lionsgate Rated: R, violence, language The lowdown: Oscar Isaacs and Jessica Chastain star in this dark, … Continue reading

3.5 yaps

A Most Violent Year

Most other critics found this 1980s crime-and-punishment drama worthy. But I was put off by its circuitous plotting and unrealized themes. Continue reading

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