DVD Obscura: ‘1985,’ ‘A Moment in the Reeds,’ ‘Evil Dead 2’ and Much More

We highlight recent home video releases of indie, foreign, documentary, grindhouse and classic movies, as well as TV shows. Check them all out below.

New Indie

One of the best films of 2018 you may well have missed is Yen Tan’s powerful period drama 1985 (Wolfe), starring Cory Michael Smith (Gotham) as a young gay man who returns to Texas from New York City to spend Christmas with his parents (played with subtle poignancy by Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis). Set in the early years of the HIV-AIDS epidemic, the film examines the secrecy and judgments that tore so many families apart, and it’s an evocative examination of this very specific time and place, shot in stunning black and white and featuring a powerful script (by Tan) and a talented ensemble. Seek…
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