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A guide to the latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya," "St. Vincent," and four fantastic Criterion releases.
Our thoughts on three new shows: ABC's Secrets and Lies, FOX's Last Man on Earth, and CBS's Battle Creek.
"Birdman," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," and "Big Hero 6" hit Blu-ray just in time to capitalize on their Oscar wins, along with a complete list of how and when to see all of the 2015 Oscar nominees.
An interview with star of stage, film, and TV, Colm Feore.
An obituary for jazz musician Clark Terry, the subject of "Keep On Keepin' On."
A review of CBS's "The Odd Couple" with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon.
A dissection of the special features on the Blu-ray of "Life Itself".
A guide to the best new releases on Blu-ray and DVD, including Nightcrawler, John Wick, Dear White People, Force Majeure, and more.
A review of NBC's "The Slap."
A review of HBO's "The Jinx" by Andrew Jarecki.