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Beatriz at Dinner
The big confrontation in this topical chamber drama is about “two visions of the American Dream,” said the Phoenix Arizona Republic. Salma Hayek plays a massage therapist who, at a small party, clashes with a billionaire (John Lithgow). “In the end, it isn’t clear who’s won, or if either side can.”
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
(Kino Classics, $20)
Sydney Pollack’s most overlooked film is “easily” one of his best, said HuffingtonPost.com. Before it faded from view, it garnered eight Oscar nominations, and Jane Fonda’s turn as a desperate woman in a Depressionera dance marathon transformed her “from sexpot Barbarella” to top-line actress.
Better Things: Complete First Season
(20th Century Fox, $32)
This single-mom comedy co-created by Louis C.K. “broke more than one mold” in its first season, said TheRinger.com. Playing a 50-ish single mother of three, Pamela Adlon proved that complex female leads can carry a show, while newcomer Mikey Madison was “the onscreen avatar adolescents deserve.”