DVD Releases: 05/04/10

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Three notable films this week, just not all for the same reasons:

Tokyo Sonata, one of 2009’s finest films (domestic or international) is about a family out of sync.  From director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, best known for thrillers like Cure and Pulse/Kairo, this very quiet and intricate domestic drama is powerful and affecting.   

Nine should have been great;  it was, at best, something of a diversion.  

Tetro is the latest from Francis Ford Coppola, whose Youth Without Youth indicated a unique and exciting change of direction in his filmmaking style.  Tetro has a more straightforward story than Youth, but is just as highly stylized.  Another terrific piece of work.