Heres our alphabetical list of the best new productions released on DVD or Blu-ray in 2014. How many have you seen?
Joshua Oppenheimers astounding documentary of Indonesian gangsters who killed a million people for the Suharto regime in 1965-66 is presented in two very different cuts.
David O. Russell channels Martin Scorcese. All actors are perfect, with special kudos to Jennifer Lawrences ballsy dementia.
In Germinal Alvarezs tricky time-travel tale, a detective solves a murder while avoiding his younger self.
Indebted to Vertigo, Giuseppe Tornatores stylish puzzle centers on Geoffrey Rushs portrayal of a crooked art appraiser who falls in love with a woman he cant meet.
Abdellatif Kechiches lesbian tango is among the most complex, passionate studies of any young woman in cinema, and the nuditys nothing to sneeze at.
Jeong Byeong-gils amazing, inventive thriller proves action isnt dead and can still be truly thrilling. Theres even political subtext amid the head-spinning twists.
Wes Andersons meticulous, anecdotal whimsy is a shaggy nesting of flashbacks with immoderate colors and many stars.
Alfonso Cuarón directs Sandra Bullock on an exhilarating ride whose visual gymnastics create the longest traveling shots in the universe.
Spike Jonzes gentle creation observes a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with a computer voice (Scarlett Johansson).
Not as good as the first, but still.
The Coen Brothers mix beauty, whimsy and wonderful music in a movie to savor.
Ritesh Batra directs a low-key study of two lonely souls in Mumbai.
A stationary camera observes passengers in a cable car over lush Nepali vistas in this serene, minimalist immersive documentary from Harvards Sensory Ethnography Lab.
Exuberant visual overload marks Michel Gondrys surreal romance.
Skip the four-hour version. Lars von Triers five-and-a-half-hour Extended Directors Cut is one of the two most enthralling films of 2014 Ive seen (with Under the Skin).
Jim Jarmusch directs Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as the most fashionably bored vampires since The Hunger. Compare with recent creative bloodsuckers Thirst, Midnight Son, Byzantium, Vampire and the film this most resembles, Kiss of the Damned.
This Canadian BBC-America thriller is a creative, unpredictable showcase for Tatiana Maslany.
Asghar Farhadis analysis of a French/Iranian family is a brilliantly acted, gracefully shot, suspensefully constructed moral tale.
Stephen Frears directs Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in an effective road trip.
Henry Barrials low-budget entry to recent time-loop movies begins with a man in the desert, a bag over his head. Check also Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.
TVs most atmospheric, brilliantly constructed twister stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as troubled cops.
Jonathan Glazers beautiful avant-garde dance disguised as a movie is my other most enthralling film of 2014 (with Nymphomaniac). Scarlett Johansson cruises Scotland in a white van, picking up guys and doing something literal and symbolic and eerie to them.
Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass made a visual symphony in B&W digital video of people staring at the camera. Its less a movie you watch than one that watches you, with Nietzsche references to prove it.
The first feature shot in Saudi Arabia (and first by a woman, Haifaa Al Mansour), is a simple, detailed, humorous story of a girl who wants a bicycle, which everyone tells her isnt proper.
Martin Scorceses funniest movie is like Goodfellas, without the murder.