The newest adventure of Sherlock Holmes arrives on DVD this week, and has gained the tepid approval of the Criticker community — which is a real accomplishment considering our general distaste for all things Guy Ritchie. (A dose of Robert Downey Jr. apparently offsets the Ritchie-ness). But the best film of the week is Agnieszka Holland’s WWII drama In Darkness, about Polish Jews who hid in the sewers to escape the Nazis. Sounds like a charmer.
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows @ Amazon
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance @ Amazon
Veteran director Agnieszka Holland focusses on a little-known phenomenon in Second World War Poland, Jews hiding in the underground sewer systems of the major cities to escape deportation and the death camps. (tiff.net)
In Darkness @ Amazon
Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.
Good Deeds @ Amazon
An insurance agent looking for a way out of frigid Wisconsin is blackmailed by an unstable locksmith in the theft of a rare violin that belongs to a retired farmer.
Thin Ice @ Amazon