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This recent drama based on three Alice Munro short stories ranks as Pedro Almodóvar’s “best film in years,” said Newsweek.com. The Spanish director found another complicated female lead in Julieta, a woman whose only daughter disappears into a cult. Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte star.
Hal Ashby’s unforgettable 1979 satire is a one-joke movie, “but what a joke it is,” said the Bergen County, N.J., Record. Peter Sellers stars as a naïve gardener who accidentally climbs the rungs of D.C.’s political ladder after the death of his wealthy guardian. Now in a remastered Blu-ray edition.
Fire at Sea
Kino Lorber, $30)
Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary on Europe’s refugee crisis is “a fascinating study in contrasts,” said The Detroit News. The Italian director trains his camera on a small Mediterranean island that’s home both to ancient fishing villages and to hundreds of migrants fleeing Libya, Syria, and the Ivory Coast. ■