On Demand movie highlights


(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) The first Terrence Malick movie that’s a thorough-going misfire — a meditation on love and lost paradise that starts with breathtaking assurance and slowly crumbles into self-parody. Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko play lovers who flit from Europe to America, from rapture to disenchantment, and from interest to tedium. (R; runs through June 18)

Ty Burr


(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) In Quentin Tarantino’s clear-eyed and completely out of its mind exploitation western, Jamie Foxx plays a freed slave in 1853 on the way to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a Mississippi plantation. Tarantino has never been more himself than he is here: grisly kitsch rigged for shock in a way that refuses to cheapen the atrocity of its subject. With Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and an audacious Samuel L. Jackson. (R; runs through Oct. 24)

Wesley Morris



(Comcast Free Movies) Here’s a marital-revenge comedy that not only has the courage of its nasty convictions, but exhilaratingly and outrageously keeps upping the ante as divorcing couple Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas each dig in when it comes to deciding who gets the house. The film is just as uncompromising as its protagonists, but it’s a refreshing antidote to the usual kitsch. Turner, as the big, open-hearted woman turned fury after years of demeaning slights, is terrific. (R; runs through May 7)

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