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Next week Milestone Film & Video will release a special DVD edition of On the Bowery (1957), Lionel Rogosin’s landmark film about skid row in Manhattan; check out our long review of the film and the documentary The Perfect Team, which chronicles the film’s innovative and demanding production. We’ve also got a recommended review of Rampart, a modern LAPD drama by Oren Moverman, and new capsules for Declaration of War, a French drama about the parents of a cancer-stricken boy; In Darkness, a true story of the Holocaust in Poland, directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Secret Garden); London River, a racial drama set in the wake of the 2005 terror bombings in the UK, directed by Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory, Outside the Law); Safe House, a Denzel Washington thriller in the Tony Scott vein; The Story of Lover’s Rock, a documentary about the eponymous British reggae label; This Means War, a comedy about dueling CIA agents by Charlie’s Angels director McG; and The Vow, a romance with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.