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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Nagisa Ôshima's vision of war-torn 1942 Java was met with middling critical reports upon its release in 1983, but the film's stature has grown over the years and it now arrives on Blu-Ray as something of a cult curio, largely for the…

My Fair Lady (1964)

Christmas? Oh, come to think of it, there are a few movies that I associate particularly with Christmas. There was a time in my salad days when, after having watched it a couple of years in a row, I associated The Sound of Music with…

The Invasion (2007)

We have had film versions of Jack Finney’s 1955 novel "The Body Snatchers" in 1956, 1978 and 1993, and then again in 2007. In terms of directorial inventiveness, moody tension and visual splendor, the first two movies are vastly better than…