Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Steve Carell Redefined His Career By Surprising Everyone in 'Foxcatcher' Steve Carell Redefined His Career By Surprising Everyone in 'Foxcatcher' Watch: Ellar Coltrane on the 'Brutal' Experience of Watching 'Boyhood' After Living It Watch: Ellar Coltrane on the 'Brutal' Experience of Watching 'Boyhood' After Living It Mortem Tyldum Explains Why Alan Turing Was the Right Subject For His First English-Language Film Mortem Tyldum Explains Why Alan Turing Was the Right Subject For His First English-Language Film Why Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is a Great, Unexpected Awards Season Frontrunner Why Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is a Great, Unexpected Awards Season Frontrunner Watch: Patricia Arquette on Stripping Away Ego to Get to the Heart of 'Boyhood' 
Watch: Patricia Arquette on Stripping Away Ego to Get to the Heart of 'Boyhood' 'Whiplash' Breakout Miles Teller Has Officially Arrived 'Whiplash' Breakout Miles Teller Has Officially Arrived Michael Keaton Dug Deep to Deliver the Best Performance of His Career in 'Birdman' Michael Keaton Dug Deep to Deliver the Best Performance of His Career in 'Birdman' Mark Ruffalo Explains Why Dave Schultz Was One of the Most Complex Characters He's Ever Played Mark Ruffalo Explains Why Dave Schultz Was One of the Most Complex Characters He's Ever Played Keira Knightley on 'The Imitation Game' and Why Awards Matter Keira Knightley on 'The Imitation Game' and Why Awards Matter Katherine Waterston On the Good and Bad of Working With Paul Thomas Anderson Katherine Waterston On the Good and Bad of Working With Paul Thomas Anderson Emma Stone Proved She Can Do It All in 2014 Emma Stone Proved She Can Do It All in 2014 Jon Stewart is Off to a Strong Start with Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' Jon Stewart is Off to a Strong Start with Directorial Debut 'Rosewater' Awards Spotlight: Don't Be Surprised When J.K. Simmons Takes Home Oscar Awards Spotlight: Don't Be Surprised When J.K. Simmons Takes Home Oscar Jessica Chastain Proved She's a Total Chameleon in 2014 Jessica Chastain Proved She's a Total Chameleon in 2014 Laura Poitras on 'CITIZENFOUR,' The Most Dangerous Work She's Ever Done Laura Poitras on 'CITIZENFOUR,' The Most Dangerous Work She's Ever Done Jake Gyllenhaal On Doing Very Bad Things in 'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal On Doing Very Bad Things in 'Nightcrawler' Channing Tatum Explains Why It Took Him Eight Years to Have the ‘Balls’ for ‘Foxcatcher’ Channing Tatum Explains Why It Took Him Eight Years to Have the ‘Balls’ for ‘Foxcatcher’ Ethan Hawke Didn't Know That Richard Linklater Would Bring 'Boyhood' Home So Well Ethan Hawke Didn't Know That Richard Linklater Would Bring 'Boyhood' Home So Well Jack O'Connell Explains What It’s Like to Work For Angelina Jolie Jack O'Connell Explains What It’s Like to Work For Angelina Jolie 'Red Army' Director Gabe Polsky Reveals the Story of Soviet Hockey 'Red Army' Director Gabe Polsky Reveals the Story of Soviet Hockey How Felicity Jones is Getting Noticed This Awards Season How Felicity Jones is Getting Noticed This Awards Season Edward Norton Goes Full-Blown For Alejandro González Iñárritu in 'Birdman' Edward Norton Goes Full-Blown For Alejandro González Iñárritu in 'Birdman' How Eddie Redmayne Transformed His Body and Mind to Become Stephen Hawking How Eddie Redmayne Transformed His Body and Mind to Become Stephen Hawking Oscar Isaac Explains How 'A Most Violent Year' Fits With His Other Roles Oscar Isaac Explains How 'A Most Violent Year' Fits With His Other Roles Timothy Spall Almost Went Mad to Play 'Mr. Turner' For Mike Leigh Timothy Spall Almost Went Mad to Play 'Mr. Turner' For Mike Leigh 'Gone Girl' Composer Atticus Ross: How to Write a Score Without Seeing the Film 'Gone Girl' Composer Atticus Ross: How to Write a Score Without Seeing the Film How to Play James Brown, By Chadwick Boseman: Study the Man, Listen to Drake How to Play James Brown, By Chadwick Boseman: Study the Man, Listen to Drake Chris Rock on Why Making 'Top Five' Was a No-Brainer Chris Rock on Why Making 'Top Five' Was a No-Brainer Steve James and Chaz Ebert Tackled 'Life Itself' Steve James and Chaz Ebert Tackled 'Life Itself' Bennett Miller Explains Why He Had to Make 'Foxcatcher' Bennett Miller Explains Why He Had to Make 'Foxcatcher' How Do You Roll Six Movies Into One? 'Wild Tales' Director Damian Szifron Explains How Do You Roll Six Movies Into One? 'Wild Tales' Director Damian Szifron Explains How Rosario Dawson Stole the Show From Chris Rock in 'Top Five' How Rosario Dawson Stole the Show From Chris Rock in 'Top Five' Alan Hicks: From Drummer-Surfer to Oscar-Shortlist Filmmaker Alan Hicks: From Drummer-Surfer to Oscar-Shortlist Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu: 'Birdman' Could Have Been 'so wrong' Alejandro González Iñárritu: 'Birdman' Could Have Been 'so wrong' Amir Bar-Lev Likes to Make People a Little Uncomfortable Amir Bar-Lev Likes to Make People a Little Uncomfortable

Small Screen (DVD/Blu-ray): "Fish Tank," "Get Low" & "Memento" Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 22, 2011 at 6:32AM

This week on DVD and Blu-ray "Fish Tank" finally drops via Criterion, Robert Duvall teams up with Bill Murray and "Memento" celebrates its 10th anniversary.
0

This week on DVD and Blu-ray "Fish Tank" finally drops via Criterion, Robert Duvall teams up with Bill Murray and "Memento" celebrates its 10th anniversary.

This Week's Top Pick:

"Fish Tank" Finally Drops

The Deal: Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Andrea Arnold's acclaimed second feature, "Fish Tank," finally lands on DVD and Blu-ray via The Criterion Collection. Employing a similarly intimate and frank approach that marked her first feature, "Red Road," Arnold's "Fish Tank" finds her exploring the tough suburbs of Essex, England.

Sensational newcomer Katie Jarvis plays Mia, a foul-mouthed 15 year-old with aspirations to become a hip-hop dancer despite her dire predicaments at home. When her mother brings home an attractive new boyfriend (Michael Fassbender), Mia becomes immediately smitten with the stranger.

"Arnold’s combustible first feature, “Red Road,” wedded British kitchen sink realism with moody expressionism, a marriage she revisits and intensifies with “Fish Tank," wrote Eric Hynes in his review of the film for indieWIRE. "Her two films are as unsentimental as they are sensitive, and so attuned to the messy modalities of behavior that even tallies of fear and heartbreak accumulate with dignity. Urban living’s concrete drabness is both bemoaned and limned with color and grace, the smallest and most desolate corner yet capable of offering escape and earthbound pleasure. Her characters may not transcend their place in the world, but at least they’re allowed to fully inhabit it."

Extras: All three of Arnold's short films ("Milk," "Dog" and the Oscar-winning "Wasp"); a new video interview with actor Kierston Wareing; an interview with Fassbender from 2009; audition footage; a stills gallery by on-set photographer Holly Horner; the film's original theatrical trailer; plus a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ian Christie. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Trailer:


Other Hot Picks:

Robert Duvall Gets "Low"

The Deal: Robert Duvall earned a heap of praise last year for his turn as a crotchety old hermit in Aaron Schneider's feature directorial debut, "Get Low." Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray round out the cast for this 1930s Tennessee set tale that revolves around a bitter man (Duvall) coming to terms with a 40-year old secret.

Extras: Audio commentary with Duvall, Spacek, Schneider and producer Dean Zanuck; the featurettes "The Deep South: Buried Secrets," "Getting Low: Getting Into Character" and "A Screenwriter's Point of View;" a filmed cast and crew Q&A; and footage from the film's opening night red carpet. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Trailer:


Vincent Cassel Kills It In "Mesrine: Killer Instinct: Part 1"

The Deal: Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan") picked up the Cesar award for Best Actor for his turn as French gangster Jacques Mesrine in Jean-Francois Richet's violent biopic. Hitting shelves today is the first half of the two-part saga.

Extras: Two behind the scenes 'making of' featurettes and the film's thearical trailer. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Trailer:


"Memento" Turns 10

The Deal: Before "The Dark Knight" and "Inception," Christopher Nolan became a known name among cinephiles for this trippy thriller that begs multiple viewings. Starring Guy Pearce as Leonard, a man unable to form new memories, "Memento" tracks Leonard's journey to hunt down the man who raped and murdered his wife.

Extras: "Remembering Memento," a 10-year anniversary look back on the making of the film; an IFC interview with Nolan; audio commentary featuring Nolan; the film's feature script' a tattoo gallery; "Memento Mori," a short story by Nolan's brother, Jonathan Nolan; and more. Available on Blu-ray.

Trailer:


"Sweet Smell of Success" Smells Even Sweeter on Criterion

The Deal: The Criterion Collection offers up Alexander Mackendrick's ("The Ladykillers") classic 1957 film noir that pairs Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in a behind-the-scenes look at Manhattan's showbiz world.

Extras: New audio commentary by film scholar James Naremore; "Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away," 1986 documentary featuring interviews with Mackendrick, Burth Lancaster, producer James Hill and more; "James Wong Howe: Cinematographer," a 1973 documentary about the Oscar-winning director of photography; a new video interview with filmmaker James Mangold about Mackendrick; the film's original theatrical trailer; and more. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Trailer:

This article is related to: DVD and VOD, Get Low






Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome



Awards Season Spotlight

Contender Conversations

Indiewire celebrates the best and brightest from Independent film, Hollywood, and foreign cinema.

More