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 Wilmington on DVD: Pirate Radio, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time, Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love

Pirate Radio, scripted and directed by Richard Curtis, is an ode to '60s rock, primarily British -- and to the heyday of the young Beatles, the young Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, The Who and scads of others. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Bad Lt.: Port of Call New Orleans, The Last Stage, The Squeakquel

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is a weird title, but a great, crazy film. Its greatness is, in fact, inseparable from its craziness, or from Nicolas Cage's fantastic, raging, brilliantly over-the-top performance as the bad madman cop, Terence McDonough. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: An Education, Midsomer Murders, Sherlock Holmes

Romance often burns brightest, intoxicates most deeply, and wounds longest in adolescence -- and An Education, this tale of a memorable and dangerous teen liaison in 1961 Britain, paints for us exactly the qualities that burn and lacerate hearts: catches much of the exhilaration, pain and sweet, all-consuming foolishness of just such a youthful, reckless love affair. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Seraphine, Howard's End, The Blind Side, The Men Who Stare at Goats

Great movies can pour light onto darkness, take us into worlds and lives that might otherwise lie hidden from us. Martin Provost's Seraphine reveals one such shadowy life, one such unjustly neglected little world. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: The Princess and the Frog, Miss Mend, Twilight: New Moon

Where have John Musker and Ron Clements been all these years? I've enjoyed few feature cartoons in the current, resurgent animation era as much as I did Musker and Clements' The Little Mermaid (1989), with its buoyant ocean-floor showstopper "Under the Sea," and "Aladdin" (1992), with its take-no-prisoners comic turn, as the genie, by a blazing Robin Williams. Now comes The Princess and the Frog, which I really enjoyed. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Up in the Air, Precious, King Lear, Capitalism: A Love Story, Old Dogs

In Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, George Clooney plays a prime/perfecto Clooney role: Ryan Bingham, a nice-seeming, glamorous-looking guy with a highly paid, very nasty job. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Where the Wild Things Are, Ran, Ponyo, 2012

Some children's stories work primarily for...children. Some please both children and adults. But some are mostly for adults -- and that may be the case with Spike Jonze's new movie from Maurice Sendak's famous 1963 picture book Where the Wild Things Are. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Make Way for Tomorrow, The Informant!, George Bernard Shaw

In 1937, director Leo McCarey, who had spent almost all of his career as an expert maker of comedy movies, decided to direct something entirely different. He wanted to make a classic movie tear-jerker, based on The Years Are So Long, Josephine Lawrence's novel about elderly parents and their neglectful children. The result was Make Way for Tomorrow. >More
 Wilmington on DVD: Hunger, Goodfellas, Law Abiding Citizen, Troubled Water

Harshly physical and scarringly violent, Hunger, a stark drama about the 1981 IRA hunger strike at Maze Prison in Belfast and the death by starvation of strike leader Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), is full of ugly brutish deeds done in incongruously beautiful images. >More
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