While We’re Young, Seventh Son, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night: 27 July’s new DVDs

Ben Stiller turns back time, Jeff Bridges works magic and the world's unlikeliest vampire movie

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (15)
★★★★

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Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts try to recapture their bohemian youth in this little gem of a comedy drama, directed by Noah Baumbach. It was largely overlooked at cinemas but it has the makings of a cult classic. Ageing hipsters will laugh and indeed cry into their gourmet popcorn…

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download at amazon.co.uk


SEVENTH SON (12)
★★

Fans of The Big Lebowski may be interested to see Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore reunited, but if that film was quirky this one is downright bizarre. He’s a wizard and she’s a wicked witch with Ben Barnes caught in the middle. Bridges also gives a master-class in mumbling.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download at amazon.co.uk


A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (15)
★★★★

Oh, not another vampire movie. But wait! This is an Iranian western skater girl vampire movie, and you’ve probably never seen one of those before. If you like your films offbeat and rich in ambience, then you might just get sucked in to the world created by director-to-watch Ana Lily Amirpour. 

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download at amazon.co.uk


SUITE FRANCAISE (15)
★★★★

Michelle Williams gives a heartfelt performance in a classic story of wartime romance. She plays a Frenchwoman awaiting her husband’s return from a PoW camp when forced to give room and board to a German soldier, played by Matthias Schoenaerts. Turns out he’s not all that bad really…

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download at amazon.co.uk


CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (15)
★★★★

Art imitates life – sort of – in a drama that finds Juliette Binoche as a renowned actress preparing for a role in the Swiss Alps, with the help of Kristen Stewart’s put-upon PA. Cue the Sunset Boulevardish angst about getting old in the public eye. Chloë Grace Moretz features, too, as a Hollywood starlet who makes Lindsay Lohan look buttoned down.

Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and download at amazon.co.uk


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STORY OF RICKY  ★★★★