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

Video Reviews | March 15, 2014

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Reviews of Birth of the Living Dead, Life Is a Saxophone, Rising from Ashes, Cutie and the Boxer, and a list of titles from the March 15 issue.

Video Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Nashville, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, The Welcome, Dirty Wars, La Maison de la Radio, Out of Print and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray | Trailers, March 1, 2014

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Get your players ready; here are eight new releases

Oscar-Worthy? | DVD Reviews of 2014 Academy Award Nominees

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Two documentaries vying for Academy Award honors; which one of them be the winner?

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