On Demand movie highlights


(Showtime on Comcast) Lars von Trier, the bad boy of art-house cinema, delivers a rather lifeless ode to cosmic misery, despite Kirsten Dunst’s valiant performance. Gorgeous visuals, disastrous weddings, and a planet about to collide with Earth: Some call it Art. I say it’s spinach and I say the hell with it. With Charlotte Gainsbourg and Keifer Sutherland. (R; runs through March 27)

Ty Burr


(Showtime on Comcast) This shaky but ultimately electric film of the Kander-Ebb musical tells the tale of two Jazz Age murder­esses (Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones) vying for fame. Smartly, director Rob Marshall turns the movie into a psychological case study on Zellweger’s vamp; cheaply, he makes most of the songs fantasies. But the entire cast, including Richard Gere, is great — these stars are rabid for their close-ups. (PG-13; runs through March 30)

Wesley Morris



(Showtime on Comcast) This moving drama about loss and grief takes place in a single day, as Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) prepares to move from the house she shared with her late aunt Amanda (Beverly Todd). Various characters show up as Maye boxes up her aunt’s life; most significantly, Amanda’s estranged daughter and an old boyfriend, each playing a role in how Maye copes with the loss and faces the future. (Unrated; runs through April 5)

Loren King

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