New on DVD
Inside Job; Exit Through the Gift Shop; Videodrome
Inside Job(Sony, $29)Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award–winning examination of 2008’s financial meltdown is a documentary that “riles you up and makes you want to take action,” said HuffingtonPost.com. “Every adult American should watch, digest, and discuss...then maybe watch again.”
Exit Through the Gift Shop(Oscilloscope, $30)This acclaimed 2010 documentary captures the “outlaw, monkey-wrenching glee” of graffiti artists, said The Washington Post. The film purports to be directed by British street artist Banksy, but that remains in question, making this “celebration of pranksterism” a “prank in its own right.”
Videodrome(Criterion, $40)One could argue that David Cronenberg’s “exceptionally disturbing” 1983 sci-fi film “reaches paranoid heights unmatched in movie history,” said Salon.com. Yet in its visions of political conspiracy and torture as “consciousness-changing” entertainment, it now also seems prophetic.