New on DVD: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

May 9, 2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey


“Black or White” ★★★ (PG-13; 2:01) • Kevin Costner gives one of his strongest performances as a rich though injured male fighting for control of his mixed-race granddaughter (charming Jillian Estell) opposite her middle-class black grandmother (Octavia Spencer, a explanation in a thespian role). From writer/director Mike Binder (“The Upside of Anger”), it’s some-more textured and honest than many dramas about race. (Joe Williams)

Fifty Shades of Grey★★ (R; 2:07) • Jamie Dornan is a inhuman billionaire who treats virtuous college tyro Dakota Johnson like a square of beef in this instrumentation of E.L. James’ best-seller. Director Sam Taylor-Wood puts an suave shimmer on this excrement, though there’s no masking a stink of a sexism and a toxic dialogue. (JW)

“Selma” ★★★★ (PG-13; 2:04) • David Oyelowo is superb in this play about Martin Luther King Jr. and his onslaught to secure voting rights for black Americans. A film that’s during once timely and timeless. With Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon Johnson. Directed by Ava DuVernay. (Calvin Wilson)

Coming May 12 • “Mortdecai,” “Still Alice”


“Cheers,” a finish series; “Halt and Catch Fire,” deteriorate 1; “Masters of Sex,” deteriorate 2; “Parenthood,” a finish series; “White Collar,” deteriorate 6

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