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Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is "forceful and alive and spilling over with crazy poetry," wrote Scott Foundas in LA Weekly of Dito Montiel's directorial debut. Adds The New York Times' A.O. Scott: "Though the picture is wrenching, at times devastating, it leaves you with that buoyant feeling of having encountered a raw, authentic work of art." The film co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf and Chazz Palminteri, and won the Director's Award (Dramatic) for Montiel and the Special Jury Prize (Dramatic) at last year's Sundance.

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New on DVD: Feb. 20, 2007

Shut up Saints

This page is updated as we obtain more information regarding future releases, and as titles are added to rent (from request). Enjoy!

Last updated: February 20, 2007

 

The big releasing days in February keep coming with yet another one featuring a big Oscar movie, a movie about the Oscars, and many other high quality films that have nothing to do with the Oscars at all. Oh, and to top it off, one of our favorite films of last year comes out today - and it's one almost nobody in the U.S. has heard of or seen.

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New on DVD: Feb. 13, 2007

departed mutual

Another huge releasing day, even bigger than last week's. Includes several Oscar-nominated films, a few cult items and on low-budget indie with a lot of critical praise behind it:

The Departed: Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (will Scorsese be a bridesmaid once again?) and Supporting Actor (Mark Wahlberg, just part of a stellar cast), this remake of the HK crime film Infernal Affairs [box set] took that story and ran with it. If it's not completely original, it's thrilling nonetheless. "The whole film is a powder keg on the verge," wrote GC's Craig Phillips in his Best of '06 list. The two disc special edition includes additional scenes with intros by Scorsese, a feature-length TCM profile on him and a profile of the real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson's character.

Mutual Appreciation: Director Andrew Bujalski was interviewed on GreenCine on the subject of his black and white indie comedy. "The sort of unassuming discovery that could get lost in a crowd or suffer from too much big love," wrote Manhola Dargis in the NY Times, "and while it won't save or change your life, it may make your heart swell...

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Buy GreenCine's Used DVDs: fast, cheap, and in control!

Did you know GreenCine's now selling some of our overstock inventory? It's used, but great titles, discs are in great shape, and, as you can see already from our ratings and reviews, we're pretty darn quick in shipping, too. Check out the GreenCine Storefront on Amazon >>

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New on DVD: Feb. 6, 2007

Science Hellboy

This is the first great releasing day of the year so far, with a corncucopia of excellent films arriving on disc. Let's get right to 'em:

Besides making two [1, 2] of GreenCine's Best of 2006 lists, Michel Gondry's whimsical fantasia of a romantic comedy was certainly one of the most visually unique films of the past year. "Sweet, crazy, and tinged with sadness...a wondrous concoction," wrote J Hoberman. "

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Film Movement: A Closer Look


Jim Van Maanen takes an in-depth look at Film Movement, an independent distributor of fine eclectic American and International films that are often overlooked.

Jim says, "Pay attention to the distributor--and in particular, a company called Film Movement. This rather unusual group came to my notice some years back, after I had rented several of its movies and began to realize that, if the Film Movement (FM) logo/sales pitch was the first thing I saw on screen, I would probably enjoy the film that followed very much."

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