DVD The Artist: Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white, mostly silent comedy The Artist is a gorgeously made curiosity -- a film that functions as a testament to its own obsession with other movies. He has lovingly re-created the look, feel and rhythms of silent movies. He has also conjured up a clever meta story, with shades of Singin' in the Rain and A Star Is Born about a silent-film star clinging to the past as Hollywood eagerly embraces the future. Yet even if this Oscar-winning film sometimes threatens to turn into a postmodern hall of mirrors, it displays so much visual imagination, and the director and his actors are so goofily zealous, that the effect is genuinely transporting. On DVD and Blu-ray.
-- Christopher Kelly
Also new: 21 Jump Street; Wrath of the Titans; Mirror Mirror; A Thousand Words; Bullhead; The Hedgehog; Oranges and Sunshine