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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Jackie,’ ’45 Years,’ ‘One More Time With Feeling,’ and More

Written by on March 7, 2017 

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Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

45 Years (Andrew Haigh)

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Andrew Haigh’s third feature as a director, 45 Years, is an excellent companion piece to its 2011 predecessor, Weekend. The latter examined the inception of a potential relationship between two men over the course of a weekend, whereas its successor considers the opposite extreme. Again sticking to a tight timeframe, the film chronicles the six days leading up to a couple’s 45th wedding anniversary. Though highly accomplished, Weekend nevertheless suffered from a tendency towards commenting on itself as a gay issues film, which at times overrode the otherwise compelling realism. Despite treating material arguably even more underrepresented in cinema – senior relationships – Haigh avoids this same self-reflexive pitfall in 45 Years, pulling off an incisive and emotionally ensnaring tour de force. – Giovanni M.C. (full review)

Jackie (Pablo Larraín)

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Pablo Larraín’s Jackie upends the traditional historical drama with bold storytelling, note-perfect performances, and a piercingly smart, emotionally probing script. The film belongs to Natalie Portman, but its entire cast stands out — especially John Hurt. With Jackie and his other late-2016 release, Neruda, Larraín has deconstructed the film biography, and the results are thrilling to watch. It’s difficult to imagine a film about a recent historical figure that feels as emotionally affecting. It’s also a certainty that we’ll never look at Jackie Kennedy the same way again. – Chris S.


One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik)

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Is control a myth? Are accidents? Are our actions another variable in the randomness of the cosmos or are they preordained, at the mercy of the gods? These are just some of the questions swirling in Nick Cave’s head. Andrew Dominik’s devastating new documentary is, in essence, a 3D black-and-white, behind-the-scenes look at Cave and his Bad Seeds recording their new album (the excellent-sounding Skeleton Tree), but it also offers space for grief and reflection as the veteran avant-garde rocker struggles to come to terms with the death of his child. – Rory O. (full review)

Also Arriving This Week

Always Shine (review)
The Brand New Testament (review)
The Eyes of My Mother (review)
Miss Hokusai (review)
Moana (review)
Tanna (review)
Trespass Against Us (review)

Recommended Deals of the Week

10 Cloverfield Lane (Blu-ray) – $10.16

99 Homes (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Ali (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The American (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Amelie (Blu-ray) – $8.03

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Blu-ray) – $8.68

Beginners (Blu-ray) – $7.42

The Beguiled (Blu-ray) – $7.75

Blackhat (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Bone Tomahawk (Blu-ray) – $9.73

Brooklyn (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Carrie (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Casino (Blu-ray) – $9.79

Chi-Raq (Blu-ray) – $11.99

Citizenfour (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Cosmopolis (Blu-ray) – $7.96

The Deep Blue Sea (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Frailty (Blu-ray) – $7.81

Godzilla (Blu-ray) – $9.05

Glengarry Glen Ross (Blu-ray) – $9.84

Gone Girl (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Greenberg (Blu-ray) – $4.80

Green Room (Blu-ray) – $10.48

Haywire (Blu-ray) – $5.50

Heat (Blu-ray) – $9.96

Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray) – $5.99

Holy Motors (Blu-ray) – $9.33

The Informant! (Blu-ray) – $7.19

Inglorious Basterds (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Inherent Vice (Blu-ray) – $10.70

In the Loop ( Blu-ray) – $8.99

It Follows (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Jane Eyre (Blu-ray) – $7.97

Jaws (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Kicks (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Knight of Cups (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Kubo and the Two Strings (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Blu-ray) – $9.89

The Lobster (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray) – $9.77

Magic Mike XXL (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Magnolia (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Man Who Wasn’t There (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Blu-ray) – $6.49

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Blu-ray) – $5.96

Michael Clayton (Blu-ray) – $8.96

Never Let Me Go (Blu-ray) – $9.99

No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray) – $4.96

Persepolis (Blu-ray) – $6.50

The Piano (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Blu-ray) – $10.99

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $9.12

The Raid: Redemption (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Saint Laurent (Blu-ray) – $7.47

The Searchers / Wild Bunch / How the West Was Won (Blu-ray) – $10.57

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Blu-ray) – $8.39

Short Term 12 (Blu-ray) – $9.89

Shutter Island (Blu-ray) – $9.98

A Serious Man (Blu-ray) – $8.15

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Blu-ray) – $9.34

Somewhere (Blu-ray) – $6.50

Spotlight (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Sunshine (Blu-ray) – $8.36

Swiss Army Man (Blu-ray) – $11.71

Taxi Driver: 40th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Blu-ray) – $9.69

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $10.00

The Third Man (Blu-ray) – $9.92

Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy (Blu-ray) – $8.22

Two Lovers (Blu-ray) – $9.87

Waltz With Bashir (Blu-ray) – $6.99

Where the Wild Things Are (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Whiplash (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The White Ribbon (Blu-ray) – $9.30

The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray) – $7.88

See all Blu-ray deals.

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