A moderately confusing edition of: New on DVD
A moderately confusing edition of: New on DVD

“Trance” is a twisty, convoluted, and surprisingly decent heist movie that I have not seen. Fortunately, Brian Byrne and Greg Elwell did and they have reported back favorably. I may just have to check it out on DVD.

Also out on DVD this week a couple of solid imports involving coming of age in England and becoming a father many times over in Canada.


James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson headline director Danny Boyle’s trippy, loopy thriller about an auctioneer that becomes entangled in an art heist. There are comparisons to “Inception” and “Memento” but Brian and Greg seemed most impressed that this movie featured Dawson taking off her clothes. That’s good enough for me.

“Ginger & Rosa”

“Ginger & Rosa” is a perfectly passable coming-of-age movie about a young British girl who has all of her illusions shattered against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The reason you need to see this movie is so you can get on the Elle Fanning bandwagon now. Fanning carries this movie on her young shoulders and is impressive to watch. She should probably start working on her 2018 Oscar acceptance speech now.


I recently revisited this movie about a hapless French-Canadian schmuck who thanks to sperm bank donations becomes the father of hundreds of children. While I thoroughly enjoyed it I remain fascinated by how it is being almost exactly remade for Americans and stars Vince Vaughn. At any rate, you should check it out so you can be the jerk at the megaplex who can say the French-Canadian version was way better.

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