Experimenter, Mulholland Dr., A Special Day, Two Men in Town | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

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A unique docudrama, Mulholland Dr. is deliriously mesmerizing and frustratingly convoluted, two different but lonely people come together, director Giovanni makes a solid case for giving a criminal another chance

LJ Media Reviews: January 1, 2016

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Audio fiction from Brizzi, Forsyth, Ostlund; nonfiction from Brownstein, Kaling, Rhimes; starred video reviews of A Place To Call Home, Seymour, The Last Impresario, Empyting the Skies, plus new Fast Scans

Two from Jacquot, The Black Stallion, Manglehorn, and Mr. Holmes | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, December 1, 2015

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Jacquot’s particular exploration of French culture may be best appreciated by serious film fans and/or Francophiles; Ballard transcends “kid flick” and appeals to all ages; a slowly building Manglehorn that ultimately unlocks its virtues

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

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A smartly provocative dissection of the entertainment business, a haunting meditation on memory and loss, Oscar nominee Timbuktu for best foreign film is leisurely paced but accessible, White God is doggone good.

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015

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Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

Controversial Issues, Architectural Innovation, Beatlemania, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews

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After Tiller is an important, sensitive, clear-eyed look at doctors and clinics in the center of the antiabortion movement, a forthright and thought-provoking look at a contentious issue, an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.

Cold War History, the Life of Ward, Trials of Ali, plus Fast Scans & Trailers | Video Reviews

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An engaging examination of the influence of Western TV, an overdue reminder of what remains singular about Lynd Ward, a fascinating look into how Ali overcame prejudice through the courage of his convictions, and much more

Directors Tornatore, Sorrentino, Kurosawa, & Offbeat Zizek | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

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From The Hidden Fortress and Throne of Blood to Bettie Page Reveals All to The Best Offer

Top Foreign & Indie Picks | Fast Scans

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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