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Pulp (1972) Blu Ray starring Michael Caine (Arrow)

Director Mike Hodges' second film is a curious blend of tonal and plot elements. It's intermittently funny but doesn't really gel.

Michael Caine in Pulp

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Amour Fou (2014) Blu Ray (Arrow Academy) starring Christian Friedel

Jessica Hausner's minimal and dryly comic look at a 19th-century suicide pact, also starring Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann and Sandra Hüller.

Birte Schnoeink in Amour Fou

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Lost in Paris (2016) starring Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon (Arrow Academy)

This colourful, lovingly-crafted comedy starring the Belgian/Australian-Canadian comedy couple Abel & Gordon depends on your own enjoyment of slapstick humour.

A comedy couple in Lost in Paris

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Into the Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (101 Films)

A dual format release of John Landis's largely-forgotten, cameo-heavy 1985 nighttime comedy thriller starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd and David Bowie.

Michelle Pfeiffer is cute in Into the Night


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​Fright Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka)

A classic 1980s vampire horror given an extras-heavy release by Eureka.

Amanda Bearse in vampire form in Fright Night

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​Charade (1963) Blu Ray (Universal)

Twist after twist in this 1963 comedy thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Paris

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​Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Blu Ray (Vertigo Releasing)

A hilarious, utterly charming New Zealand-set adventure from Taika Waititi.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill lost in the wilderness


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​His Girl Friday (1940)/The Front Page (1931) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

One's a timeless classic, the other yesterday's news. As usual, Criterion's presentation is exhaustive.

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)

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​The Squid and the Whale (2005) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

Worth a dip in the ocean for the extras, even if the film itself has its issues.

Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in The Squid and the Whale

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​The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

A Wes Anderson classic in another excellent Criterion presentation.

Gene Hackman and Angelica Huston in The Royal Tenenbaums

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