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Joaquin Phoenix's powerful 'Joker' performance comes to home video

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 10:47:51-05

Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.


Adding Meryl Streep to the dynamite ensemble including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravtiz, the HBO drama continues to captivate. The series is set in a wealthy Southern California community teeming with backbiting, mistrust and venom. Centering around a shared secret involving a killing, as well as a virulent custody battle, the wildly intense series is thoroughly captivating. Extras include cast interviews.


Golden Globe winner Joaquin Phoenix thoroughly owns this Todd Phillips-directed film, which harkens back to the 1970s-style cinematic aesthetic. The drama traces the origins of Batman's arch villain, showing a street clown and struggling stand-up comic's descent into madness and evil. For my full review, click here. Extras include a slew of background featurettes that break down Phoenix's performance and character arcs.


Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson deliver a pair of dynamic performances in a two-man show that tackles themes such as companionship, despair and a dysfunctional employee-employer dynamic. Director Robert Eggers directs the elegant, black-and-white horror tale of lighthouse keepers stuck at a remote outpost in the 1890s. Surreal elements come into play, making it tantalizingly difficult to distinguish reality from hallucination. Extras include Eggers' commentary, a making-of featurette and deleted scenes.

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