Young Love, Groeningen’s Belgian Oscar Nominee, Action-Thriller, Family Drama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Broken Circle Breakdown

Blue is a rite of passage worth taking, a couple copes with the death of a daughter, for fans of suspense master Hitchcock Foreign Correspondent is restored, hearty family drama that goes down pretty smoothly

Pop Music History, Contemporary Ed, Big Issues Fiction, & More | Video Reviews

20 Feet from Stardom

Talented backup singers in recent pop music history, the exciting result of the Go Public Project, Out in Public humanizes the Arab-Israeli conflict by focusing on its effects on the lives of two men and their families.

The United States of Autism, A Remastered Pawnbroker, Hergé’s Tintin, Crime Spree Roundup, & More | Video Reviews

United States of Autism

Evert’s United States of Autism gives a sense of togetherness, a welcome step up for The Pawnbroker, Tintin‘s mass appeal, modern jewel thieves Smash & Grab

True Blood, True Detective, Australian Cinema, Doctor Who | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

All That Heaven Allows

The comedy A Hard Day’s Night, sf Adventure in Space and Time, and dramatic All That Heaven Allows

Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Fast Scans

Nebraska

All Is Lost for viewers who like realism in their adventures, a visual feast, Mr. Nobody challenges but does not confound, Nebraska is worthy of its multiple Oscar nods, A Perfect Man breaks formulaic dramedies

Muscle Shoals, Hannah Arendt, Drama Therapy, & More | Video Reviews

Hannah Arendt

Muscle Shoals, a significant chapter in popular music history, Hannah Arendt through a limited lens, overcoming challenges with The Frog Princes is recommended for most viewers.

Polanski’s First-Class Tess, Pop Icon Marvin Hamlisch, Ping Pong on Four Continents, & More | Video Reviews

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Reviews of Tess, Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love, Ping Pong, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray: Anderson’s Life Aquatic, Kiarostrami’s Like Someone in Love, Ace in the Hole | Trailers

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Comedy from Whoopi Goldberg, Orange Is the New Black, romance in The Terminal, a classic Western, and more. From the April 1 issue.

Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries

UPMARKET Connecticut’s Darien Library 
promotes the service over specific content

Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Fast Scans

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Jean-Marc Vallee’s expressionistic meditation on obsessive love; Martin Scorsese’s restored versions of seldom seen but important films; the second of Michaelangelo Antonioni’s “alienation trilogy”; Stuart Blumberg proves adept behind the lens; an escape from the slums of Havana in Lucy Mulloy’s feature-film debut

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