Youth is Academy Award Winner Paolo Sorrentino’s second English- language film. Septuagenarian best friends conductor, Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) and film maker, Mick Boyle (Harvey Keitel) are on vacation in the Swiss Alps—both at the end of their careers looking back. With dazzling visuals, a great soundtrack and a stellar supporting cast that includes Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.
Shakespeare Live! From The RSC $33.95, region 2
On Shakespeare’s birthday, the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company come together in an extravaganza, celebrating Shakespeare’s words and his enduring influence on all performance art forms—from Berlioz and Bernstein, to hip-hop and jazz, from ballet to Broadway to blues and back. On stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-
upon-Avon a once-in-a-lifetime cast, including Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, English National Opera, The Royal Ballet, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rufus Wainwright, John Lithgow, Alexandra Gilbreath, Tim Minchin, Anne-Marie Duff, Pippa Nixon, Alison Moyet, the cast of Horrible Histories and many more.
Carol: Dir. Todd Haynes $32.95, region 2
Youth When Carol (Cate Blanchett) walks into a New York City department store and meets Therese (Rooney Mara) sparks fly. The somewhat vampiric Carol is an elegant socialite going through a bitter divorce, while Therese is just starting out in life; unsure of who she wants to be. Mesmerized by each other, they face a choice: deny their hearts desires or defy society’s conventions but in doing so, risk life as they know it.
Hinterland: Season 2 $49.95 region 2
In season two of this moody Welsh procedural (shot in both Welsh & English) four-parter there’s murder a-plenty for newly arrived DCI Tom Mathias to investigate— both in the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth and it’s brooding hinterlands. Which is a welcome relief as he is he’s under investigation by the IPCC, and his ex-wife Meg has turned up in Aberystwyth.
Vinyl: Season 1 $59.95
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, Vinyl ex- plores the drug-and sex-fuelled music business of the 1970’s. A dizzy- ing ride through America’s music-business landscape at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the story is seen through the eyes of Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a NYC record executive trying to revive his label and keep his personal life from spiralling out of control.