Silver Linings Playbook
(Starz/Anchor Bay, $30)
Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar-winning performance in this comedy is “some kind of miracle,” said Rolling Stone. Playing opposite Bradley Cooper in a couple that bonds over mental-health challenges, she proved to be “foulmouthed, sloppy, sexy, vibrant, and vulnerable,” sometimes all at once.
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A “sumptuously pleasing” transfer to Blu-ray makes this 1955 film look “birthed just hours ago,” said SoundandVisionMag.com. Laurence Olivier starred as the cunning contender for England’s throne, and of the Shakespeare projects he directed, it’s “arguably the best.”
The Killing: Season 2
(20th Century Fox, $30)
This murder-mystery series disappointed a lot of fans when its buzzed-about first season ended with a cliff-hanger, said The Washington Post. But a viewer’s enjoyment of the show “begins and ends with the gloom so brilliantly conveyed by its pace and performances.” So jump in.
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