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New on DVD: Keep jammin’ too with ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ biopic

By Tribune News Service
Published: May 24, 2024, 5:53am

A biopic about a legendary musician tops the DVD releases for the week of May 28.

“Bob Marley: One Love”: An exploration of the iconic reggae singer from director Reinaldo Marcus Green focusing on the years from 1976-78 as he writes “Exodus” and contends with political unrest in his native Jamaica. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch as Bob and Rita Marley.

“Ben-Adir is uniquely suited to this role. Like the singer, he is of Afro-Caribbean (Trinidadian, specifically) and English descent, and he nails Marley’s Jamaican patois, which Green allows to flow as thick as it is, without subtitles,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “Ben-Adir captures Marley’s voice and his wild physicality, and Green smartly keeps the camera focused on his face in the concert performances, which are transfixing.”

Also new on DVD

“Arthur the King”: The inspirational true story of a street dog who connects with a group of adventure racers, following them hundreds of miles on a harrowing trek. With Mark Wahlberg and Simu Liu.

“Anatomy of a Fall”: French filmmaker Justine Triet’s drama about a woman put on trial for the death of her husband after he falls to his death, the 2024 Oscar winner for best original screenplay, enjoys a Criterion Collection release.

“In the Land of Saints and Sinners”: A group of IRA terrorists hide out in a remote Irish village after a bombing and encounter a retired assassin (Liam Neeson) in this thriller.

“Sasquatch Sunset”: Jesse Eisenberg stars as one of four sasquatches in this dialogue-free drama about a year in the life of a group of bigfoots.

“Red Right Hand”: Action thriller featuring Orlando Bloom as a man raising his niece in Appalachia, trying to live a quiet life before the local crime boss comes calling.

“Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms”: Chinese fantasy epic in which humans battle immortal forces and their monstrous minions.

“Damaged”: A Chicago detective travels across the pond to investigate the reappearance of a serial killer in Scotland. With Samuel L. Jackson and Vincent Cassel.

“Drinkwater”: Coming-of-age comedy in which a new woman moves to town, changing a young man’s outlook.

“Knox Goes Away”: In his second effort as director-star, Michael Keaton plays a hit man with a fast neurodegenerative disorder that will rob him of his memory in a matter of weeks.

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