New on DVD: Small town turned upside down in ‘American Rust’
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A murder mystery set in a fictional Rust Belt town tops the DVD releases for the week of Jan. 25. “American Rust”: Showtime series adapted from the 2009 novel by Philipp Meyer stars Jeff Daniels as the police chief of an economically depressed community in western Pennsylvania who becomes conflicted after his lover’s son is accused of murder. “Comparison with ‘Mare of Easttown’ feels unavoidable, if for no other reason than that show is set in the eastern end of the same state, in a similarly if not so extremely distressed small town, with a generous complement of bad and broken marriages, tro…

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