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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘The Immigrant,’ ‘The Voices,’ ‘A Most Violent Year,’ and More

Written by on April 7, 2015 

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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.

A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor)

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The Sidney Lumet talk is apt, as J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year certainly captures the scope and pulse of the late master’s dramas. But this is a dark-side-of-the-American-dream epic with a reach all its own. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain create the most compelling couple of the year, and by the time the credits role, the viewer feels as if they have just witnessed the most significant moments in the birth of a giant. – Chris S.

The Immigrant (James Gray)

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Although essentially nothing about The Immigrant is difficult to grasp as it’s occurring, there’s nevertheless something mysterious about its cumulative effect — more specifically, why a film of such obvious, albeit clean-cut elegance earns the sort of plaudits often directed toward works of larger scales and greater ambitions. Subsequent viewings of James Gray’s classically minded melodrama might be all you need, given how neatly the larger whole coheres and the extent to which its narrative through lines build toward something of a strangely modest significance. Not a hair feels out of place. Oh, and the last shot will eventually earn its place as one of the greatest in all of cinema. – Nick N.

The Voices (Marjane Satrapi)

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Struggling to find his place in Hollywood after a string of failures, Ryan Reynolds has turned to a handful of independent features in some attempt to regain footing — and first out of the gate brings his most impressive, substantial performance yet, in Marjane Satrapi‘s profoundly dark comedy The Voices. The initial set-up sounds like it could be the next wacky Disney feature, with Reynolds playing Jerry, a happy-go-lucky employee at a bathtub manufacturer who literally sees butterflies next to Fiona (Gemma Arterton), the co-worker he’s pining over. This heightened reality is taken to another level when he comes home: his dog, Bosco, and his cat, Mr. Whiskers, talk to him, acting as a kind of shoulder angel and devil, respectively. – Jordan R. (full review)

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Recommended Deals of the Week

(Note: new additions are in red)

22 Jump Street (Blu-ray) – $12.96

The American (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Amelie (Blu-ray) – $6.73

Anna Karenina (Blu-ray) – $12.02

Beginners (Blu-ray) – $6.49

Black Swan (Blu-ray) – $7.01

The Bling Ring (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Bronson (Blu-ray) – $10.91

Burn After Reading (Blu-ray) – $8.84

The Cabin in the Woods (Blu-ray) – $7.91

Casino (Blu-ray) – $8.97

Captain Phillips (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Cloud Atlas (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Cloverfield (Blu-ray) – $5.00

Collateral (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Contagion (Blu-ray) – $8.83

Do the Right Thing (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Drive (Blu-ray) – $7.99

The Fly (Blu-ray) – $6.99

The French Connection (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Gangs of New York (Blu-ray) – $7.50

Goodfellas (Blu-ray) – $8.35

Good Will Hunting (Blu-ray) – $7.50

The Grey (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Haywire (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Hugo (Blu-ray) – $5.00

Inglorious Basterds (Blu-ray) – $8.75

Jackie Brown (Blu-ray) – $5.00

Jane Eyre (Blu-ray) – $9.66

Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray) – $7.88

L.A. Confidential (Blu-ray) – $8.58

Looper (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray) – $8.49

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Blu-ray) – $4.99

Margaret (Blu-ray) – $9.49

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Blu-ray) – $7.44

Night Moves (Blu-ray) – $9.39

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

Observe & Report (Blu-ray) – $9.29

Office Space (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Pariah (Blu-ray) – $6.13

Persepolis (Blu-ray) – $8.99

Public Enemies (Blu-ray) – $7.88

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray) – $7.00

Reality Bites (Blu-ray) – $8.49

The Rover (Blu-ray) – $9.99

The Secret In Their Eyes (Blu-ray) – $7.44

A Serious Man (Blu-ray) – $7.98

Seven (Blu-ray) – $7.00

Seven Psychopaths (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Shutter Island (Blu-ray) – $6.99

Spring Breakers (Blu-ray) – $7.99

Synecdoche, NY (Blu-ray) – $7.99

There Will Be Blood (Blu-ray) – $8.35

The Tree of Life (Blu-ray) – $7.59

The Truman Show (Blu-ray) – $7.99

This is the End (Blu-ray) – $9.99

Vanilla Sky (Blu-ray pre-order) – $8.40

We Own the Night (Blu-ray) – $9.18

Where the Wild Things Are (Blu-ray) – $5.00

Whiplash (Blu-ray) – $14.99

The Wrestler (Blu-ray) – $6.70

Zero Dark Thirty (Blu-ray) – $9.96

What are you picking up this week?


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