With streaming services galore and DVDs becoming a thing of the past, it’s important to make the right decision when adding to your collection.
Each month, we look at what movies deserve a space on your home-cinema shrine… (commonly known as a DVD shelf).
Here’s five films that we think have potential to be bought in a shop near you…
IT Chapter Two
Director: Andy Muschietti
Writers: Stephen King (based on the novel by: "IT"), Gary Dauberman (screenplay)
Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
It’s not as good as the first, but if you own that DVD, then you have to buy this one, right?
Director: John Crowley
Writers: Peter Straughan (screenplay by), Donna Tartt (based on the novel by)
Stars: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We were scraping the barrel this month, maybe just rent this one?
Pain and Glory
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penélope Cruz
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
A tip-top film that should get some award season love. Worth owning.
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Writers: Jessica Pressler (magazine article), Lorene Scafaria (screenplay)
Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
J-Lo stars in this. And it’s a good film. Also, J-Lo stars in this,
Director: James Gray
Writers: James Gray, Ethan Gross
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga
Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Such an underrated film. It’s frustrating to see the lack of acclaim for this. Own it people, own it.