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On Demand movie highlights

The Art of the Steal ½

(Comcast Movie Collections: Just In) A watchable but one-sided documentary about the effort to save the Barnes Foundation, a museum outside Philadelphia with $6 billion worth of paintings on its walls. Founder Albert C. Barnes decreed the art never move; Philly’s power elite felt otherwise. The movie raises the question of to whom great art belongs only to disingenuously dodge the issue. (Unrated; runs through March 13)

Zero Dark Thirty

(Encore on Comcast) Kathryn Bigelow’s brilliantly crafted ground-level procedural unfolds over a nine-year-period, from the early days of the war in Afghanistan to the midnight assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound. Jessica Chastain plays a CIA agent obsessed with the search; the early torture scenes make viewers confront their own response. (R; runs through April 17)


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(Comcast Movie Collections: All New) Ringo Starr in a comedy that’s even more prehistoric than it wants to be. It consists mostly of grunts, slapstick, and Barbara Bach (Mrs. Starr) in a revealing animal hide. The kids will lap it up. (PG; runs through
April 7)

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