Movies to watch after dropping off the kids at camp 

Curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and grown-up classics newly available from the superb DVD label Criterion Collection. Though its subject is loss and inheritance, the vividly drawn French family drama Summer Hours, starring Juliette Binoche, brims with life and energy—it's the kind of richly textured drama you want to absorb without distraction and talk about afterward.

Or go on a great-movie binge with Essential Art House Volume V, the latest in Criterion's well-priced series of canonical world cinema—this batch of six includes Milos Forman's bittersweet Loves of a Blonde and the heartwrenching romance Brief Encounter.

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