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New on DVD: ‘I Love My Dad’ a very black comedy

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A black comedy of the darkest hue tops the DVD releases for the week of Nov. 8.

“I Love My Dad”: Patton Oswalt stars as an estranged father who catfishes his son, pretending to be a beautiful young woman, in an attempt to reconnect in this film from writer-director James Morosini.

“Oswalt is convincingly paternal as the fumbling dad,” Boston Herald critic James Verniere writes, while “Morosini’s willingness to tap into his darkest fears and desires keeps ‘I Love My Dad’ from collapsing into self-parody.”

Also new on DVD

“Lost Illusions”: French adaptation of the Balzac novel about a young poet who sets out to become a great writer.

“A Discovery of Witches: Season 3”: The British supernatural drama featuring Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode ends its run after three seasons.

“After Ever Happy”: A young couple comes to a crossroads in their relationship in this drama starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

“Devil’s Workshop”: An attempt at method acting backfires for an actor who decides to prepare for an upcoming role by studying with a demonologist for the weekend in this horror film.

“Dig”: With their house scheduled to be demolished, a widowed father and child, played by Thomas Jane and his daughter Harlow, are held captive by a couple seeking something hidden beneath the home.

“Moonhaven: Season 1”: Life in a lunar colony has its dark side in this futuristic AMC+ sci-fi drama starring Dominic Monaghan.

“She Will”: An older woman and her nurse head to rural Scotland to recuperate after surgery but soon discover they are staying at the site of prior witch burnings in this horror film.

“The Enforcer”: Antonio Banderas stars as the titular enforcer who must fight his way through Miami’s criminal underworld to rescue a runaway girl after learning of a sex trafficking ring.

“The Most Dangerous Game”: After shipwrecking, a father and son realize they are being hunted by the island’s owner in this thriller featuring Casper Van Dien, Jud Nelson, Tom Berenger and Bruce Dern.

“The Witch 2: The Other One”: Sequel to the 2018 Korean sci-fi thriller about a high school girl with hidden powers.

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