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Bicycle Thieves, L’Inhumaine, Paulette, the Tavianis, & Ulee’s Gold | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, May 15, 2016

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The restored masterwork Bicycle Thieves is an essential holding; L’Inhumaine should pique the interest of serious film buffs; from the neorealistic to the magical, The Taviani Brothers give off a folk tale aura; a lovely, low-key Ulee’s Gold

We Love Paris | LJ Video Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Maison Close is recommended for those who like period dramas with a psychological edge; Thérèse Raquin presents an absorbing tale that will appeal to those who favor melodrama.

From Anomalisa to La chienne to the Valley of Love | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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An Oscar-nominated animated gem from Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, Renoir’s La chienne, Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, Huppert & Depardieu, together again in The Valley of Love

LJ Media Reviews: May 16, 2016

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Hepworth’s heartbreaker should be among The Things We Keep; color your patrons enthralled with the musical treat The Color of Noise

LJ Media Reviews: May 1, 2016

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Dawson’s charming romance is The Opposite of Maybe; Doc Martin is making his Cornish house calls in Series 7

From Billions to None | LJ DVD Review

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LJ’s review of the DVD From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction

Garenq’s “Financial Thriller,” Sollett, Meyerhoff, & Newcomers Morano, Piet | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, April 15, 2016

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A true incident that had far-reaching political fallout; Sollett’s big-screen drama rises above its made-for-TV aesthetics; Meyerhoff’s visually arresting feature debut mixes old-school Super-8 and 16mm film; Piet has crafted a sneakily suspenseful low-key thriller

LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Ivan Doig’s final novel is a lighthearted tale of an orphan hopping the Last Bus to Wisdom; join the millions of fans who can’t get enough of Carole King, naturally

LJ Media Reviews: April 1, 2016

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A Swedish tourist causes a book-related stir in an Iowa town in Bivald’s starred debut; Dassin paints Richard Widmark into an ill-fated corner in Night and the City

The Girls in the Band | LJ DVD Review

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This joyous musical reveals the women who traveled and performed in vaudeville and during the Big Band era