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Joey’s Home Movies For the Week of April 24th – ‘Small Axe’ and ‘Triangle of Sadness’ Come to Criterion

Welcome back to my Home Movies! This week, the Criterion Collection leads the way, with two very different offerings debuting through them. One is Steve McQueen‘s Small Axe collection, while the other is Ruben Östlund‘s Oscar nominated Triangle of Sadness. Which one emerged as the top pick today? Read on to find out…

Joey’s Top Pick


Small Axe

From The Criterion Collection: “With the five films that make up his Small Axe anthology (Mangrove; Lovers Rock; Red, White and Blue; Alex Wheatle; and Education), director Steve McQueen offers a richly evocative panorama of West Indian life in London from the late 1960s through the early ’80s—a time defined for the community by the terror of police violence, the empowering awakening of political consciousness, and the ecstatic escape of a vibrant reggae scene. Ranging in tone from tenderly impressionistic to devastatingly clear-eyed, these powerfully performed portraits of Black resistance, joy, creativity, and collective action—all sumptuously shot by Shabier Kirchner—form a revolutionary counterhistory of mid-twentieth-century Britain at a transformational moment.”

Also Available This Week

Cheers: The Complete Series (TV)

Dr Who: The Complete Jodie Whittaker Years (TV)

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season (TV)

His Dark Materials: The Complete Third Season (TV)

Jesus Revolution

Return To Seoul

Star Trek Lower Decks: Season Three (TV)

Terrifier 2 (4K)

Criterion Corner


Triangle of Sadness

From The Criterion Collection: “Master of social discomfort Ruben Östlund trains his unsparing lens on the world of wealth, beauty, and privilege in this audacious, Palme d’Or–winning satire of our status-obsessed culture. A model-influencer couple (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) get a ticket to the luxe life when they’re invited aboard an all-expenses-paid cruise alongside a coterie of the rich and ghoulish—but an act of fate turns their Insta-perfect world upside down. Pushing each provocative set piece to its outré extreme, Östlund maps the shifting social hierarchies with the irreverence of a modern-day Luis Buñuel and the incisiveness of a cinematic anthropologist.”

*Don’t forget about Small Axe either, cited above!*

Stay tuned for more next week…


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