The 1979 film born from a concept album by the Who “finally receives a worthy reintroduction” with this Criterion package, said The Austin Chronicle. Director Franc Roddam provides “joyous commentary” about his tale of early-’60s mods and rockers, and the film gets a new digital transfer.
Mad Monster Party
“Kids of the 1960s and 1970s” still love the stop-motion animation specials produced by the folks who created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, said NBCNews.com. This 1967 show ranks as “a classic,” featuring a script by ex-Mad magazine writers and the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller.
(20th Century Fox, $30)
Greta Gerwig is one of her generation’s most “endlessly watchable” actresses, said The Philadelphia Inquirer. Sadly, the same phrase can’t be used to describe this “directionless” comedy, in which Gerwig plays a woman unmoored by a breakup and the approach of her 30th birthday.