After last week’s lackluster selection, we bounce back this week with a number of crowdpleasers and acclaimed films, beginning with a blockbuster Marvel sequel and Alfonso Cuarón’s multiple award-winning sci-fi thriller. Then we’ve got Alexander Payne’s Oscar-nominated road trip drama, a much talked about French romance, and a solid rock doc, as well as a handful of worthy rereleases and choices on TV. Read on for the full list:
Also available this week:
- The Crash Reel (96%), a Certified Fresh documentary about Olympic snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a life-threatening blow to the head but refused to stay down.
- French import You Will Be My son (89%), a drama about an aging vineyard owner who must decide whether to turn his business over to his son or another man he considers to be more like himself.
- Narco Cultura (88%), a documentary about Mexican drug traffickers and their strange influence on pop culture and music.
- Mr. Nobody (69%), starring Jared Leto and Diane Kruger in a non-linear sci-fi drama about a 118-year-old man who may or may not have achieved mortality reflecting on his life.
- In addition to Blue Is the Warmest Color, Criterion is releasing three more films this week: Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Hill (97%) and Roman Polanski’s Tess (82%) are both available for the first time, while Jean-Luc Godard’s celebrated classic Breathless gets a new DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.