(New Line, $28.98)
Ed Harris has created a Western that is “unabashedly old-school,” said The Washington Post. As the film’s director and leading man, Harris balances action and drama with an “offbeat, literate sense of humor.” Extras include commentary and additional scenes.
Gregory Nava’s 1983 drama is honored by some as the first American independent epic, said the Associated Press. “A pointed exploration of immigration and assimilation, El Norte follows a brother and sister who travel from Guatemala to find a future in America.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
This documentary on “one of the pioneers of punk rock really jumps off the screen,” said the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Beautifully directed by Steven Sebring, the engrossing film is the culmination of more than a decade’s work with the enigmatic artist.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The biggest lesson Obama failed to learn from Bush
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- Why are so many parents being arrested?
- Israel has only two choices: Eliminate the Palestinians or make peace
- What I learned from totally unplugging and shutting up for three days
- 9 things you probably didn't know about the moon
- Why America is duty bound to help Iraqi Christians
- 10 burning questions you've always wanted to ask about investing
- What these custom, 3D-printed earphones say about the future of consumer technology
Subscribe to the Week