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On Demand movie highlights


(Comcast Free Movies) A striking debut film from Alejandro González Iñárritu that is at once brutal and moral; sometimes, too, it can be wonderfully lyrical. The story concerns three people brought together by a car crash in a dog-eat-dog corner of Mexico City. In the end, you may well find it difficult to believe the film’s disclaimer about no dogs being harmed. (R; runs through April 16)


(Encore on Comcast) James Bridges captures the urgency, the wit, the jagged pacing and most important of all the emotional core of Jay McInerney’s autobiographical novel about a bummed-out young writer who’s too freaky for The New Yorker and too solid for the Manhattan coke-driven club scene he is plunged into. Michael J. Fox is excellent here, too. (R; runs through May 16)


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(Encore on Comcast) This remake of Ang Lee’s “Eat Drink Man Woman” is given a Hispanic-American twist. In it, a Los Angeles widower and his three grown daughters vent their concerns about mandatory family dinners on Sundays. As the patriarch who fears he’s losing his authority, Hector Elizondo, in a suavely understated performance, leads a sterling ensemble in a warm and likable, if far from searching, “soup” opera. (PG-13; runs through July 31)

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