New on DVD and Blu-ray
(20th Century Fox, $30)
This Oscar-nominated recent hit illuminates 1960s history in “a highly entertaining, lump-in the-throat way,” said the Los Angeles Times. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe co-star as three African-American mathematicians who proved essential to NASA’s Project Mercury.
The plotline of this heart-tugging drama “feels like a Hollywood screenplay—except it actually happened,” said The Seattle Times. Dev Patel plays a man raised in Australia who returns to India to find the family he was accidentally separated from as a child. With Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.
Daughters of the Dust
(Cohen Media, $20)
A landmark in African-American cinema, Julie Dash’s 1991 film brims with imagery that seems “sourced from dreams as much as from history,” said The Village Voice. On a South Carolina Sea Island, a Gullah family prepares to relocate to the mainland, and Dash frames each scene like a painter.