Director Sam Mendes “went to great lengths” to stay faithful to Richard Yates’ 1961 novel, said the Boston Herald. The film, about a 1950s couple struggling with conformity and society’s mores, reunited Titanic’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who took home a Golden Globe for her performance.
Michael Douglas’ “potentially violent character” in Falling Down wouldn’t be out of place today, said the Beaver County, Pa., Times. The 1993 film, about an unemployed defense worker who is slowly becoming unhinged, captures what it feels like to be “a man without a country, a family, a voice, or a future.”
Land of the Lost: The Complete Series
(Rhino Theatrical, $48.95)
As fans wait for Will Ferrell’s big-screen take on the 1974 TV series, they can “relive the original adventure” with this collection, said the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The box set of the Saturday-morning staple includes all 43 episodes, audio commentary, and a sneak peek at the new film.