Nine Fantastic Films To Add to Your Watch Lists | Coming Attractions

Forthcoming DVDs and Blu-rays include Jon Hamm as Fletch, an Emily Brontë biopic, and five films by Steve McQueen. 

Confess, Fletch. 98 min. Greg Mottola, Paramount. 2022. DVD UPC 191329242940. $25.99; Blu-ray UPC 191329243312. $31.99. Rated: R. DRAMEDY

Unenviably filling the title role popularized by Chevy Chase in 1985’s Fletch, Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame plays the sardonic investigative reporter who emerges as a lead suspect in a series of murders while searching for a purloined art collection.

Emily. 130 min. Frances O’Connor. Decal-Bleecker. 2022. DVD UPC 843501040706. $23.99. Rated: R. BIOPIC

As a young woman in a male-dominated society, 19th-century British writer Emily Brontë (Emma Mackey) struggles to publish Wuthering Heights—the sole novel upon which her reputation rests—as told in this biopic relying on dramatic license.

Infinity Pool. 118 min. Brandon Cronenberg, Decal-Neon. 2022. DVD UPC 843501040683. $18.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501040690. $25.99. Rated: R. HORROR

At a remote island resort, vacationing couple Em (Cleopatra Coleman) and James (Alexander Skarsgård) are lured by the enigmatic Gabi (Mia Goth) to venture out, leading to a tragic death and a dire consequence: Die, or pay for a substitute to die instead.

Juniper. 94 min. Matthew Saville, Kino Lorber. 2021. DVD UPC 738329262228. $19.95. DRAMA

A retired war reporter (Charlotte Rampling) laid up with a broken leg gets a visit from her disorderly teenage grandson (George Ferrier), who’s been kicked out of boarding school. After a shaky start, the pair come to an unlikely rapprochement.

A Lot of Nothing. 104 min. Mo McRae, RLJ Entertainment. 2022. DVD UPC 014381152371. $27.99; Blu-ray UPC 014381152388. $28.99. DRAMEDY

A happily married couple, James (Y’lan Noel) and Vanessa (Cleopatra Coleman) find themselves in a state of shock and at odds when they discover that their neighbor (Justin Hartley) is involved in a crime. Should they seek retribution on their own?

Man on the Train. 90 min. In French w/English subtitles. Patrice Leconte, Kino Lorber. 2002. Blu-ray UPC 738329262396. $24.95. Rated: R. DRAMA

A criminal planning a bank heist (Johnny Hallyday) and a retired poetry teacher (Jean Rochefort) form a strange alliance whereby each has a chance to swap destinies in this Venice Film Festival winner from the director of Monsieur Hire.

Maybe I Do. 90 min. Michael Jacobs, Vertical Entertainment. 2023. DVD UPC 843501040652. $17.99; Blu-ray UPC 843501040645. $19.99. Rated: PG-13. ROM-COM

A long-term couple (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey) decide to finally have their parents (Diane Keaton and Richard Gere; Susan Sarandon and William H. Macy) meet. But as it turns out, two of them already know each other—all too intimately.

Small Axe: Five Films by Steve McQueen. 425 min. Criterion. 2020. Blu-ray UPC 715515283014. $99.95. Rated: TV-MA. DRAMA

From the director of Hunger (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013), and Widows (2018) comes a collection of dramas—Mangrove; Lovers Rock; Red, White and Blue; Alex Wheatle; and Education—based on the 1969–82 experiences of London’s West Indian immigrants, epitomized by police violence, political awakening, and reggae.

Up, Down, Fragile. 169 min. In French w/English subtitles. Jacques Rivette, Cohen Media Group. 1995. Blu-ray UPC 738329262242. $29.95. DRAMA

In the spirit of Hollywood’s Golden Age musicals, three young women experience Paris in the summer with a tune in mind. This latest Rivette restoration follows the recent HD reissues of Love on the Ground, The Gang of Four, and Secret Defense from the respected French New Wave director best known for La Belle Noiseuse.

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