New releases 12/31/19

New Foreign DVDs
Rojo (Argentina, drama/thriller, Dario Grandinetti. Rotten Tomatoes: 98%. Metacritic: 76. From Manohla Dargis’ New York Times review: “When a country falls under a dictatorship, who is guilty — or, rather, who is not? That’s the question that beats a steady rhythm — tap, tap, tap — throughout the striking moral thriller ‘Rojo,’ a vision of everyday life in mid-1970s Argentina. For a solid citizen like Claudio [Darío Grandinetti] that life looks entirely respectable, nice and quiet. He has a contented family, his own law firm and a handsome house. There, he and his wife sometimes entertain, eating cake and playing board games while pointedly avoiding any talk about state terror and disappearing compatriots.” Read more…)

New American Back Catalog DVDs
The Peanut Butter Solution (1985, action adventure, Mathew MacKay)

New Documentaries
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (bio, sci-fi, literature, Ursula K. Le Guin. Rotten Tomatoes: 100%.)