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New and Coming Releases: November 27, 2012.

    

It's another smaller releasing week for DVDs. Just a little lull before holiday season DVDs come 'atcha hard and strong! 

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New and Coming Releases: November 20, 2012.

   

A handful of new DVDs for rent this Tuesday to gobble down over the Thanksgiving Holiday - Happy T-Day everyone!

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New and Coming Releases: November 13, 2012.

   

Holiday decorations are already up at stores, and we've got a ridiculously strong slate of holiday rentals posted on our site this week. Queue 'em up early!

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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang

Reviewer: James Van Maanen
Ratings (out of five): **** 1/2

What was I expecting from this Balkans movie? Something in the way of the infamous A Serbian Film: lots of transgression and sex, adding up to mostly slick/sick exploitation. There is a lot of transgression and sex in The Life and Death of a Porno Gang, the Serbian film from writer/director Mladen Djordjevic, but by the finale of this amazing movie, it has risen so far above mere exploitation that I think the word will no longer cross your mind.

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The Forgiveness of Blood (Criterion)

Reviewer: Philip Tatler IV
Ratings (out of five): ** 1/2

Soon after eschewing socialism in the early ‘90s, Albania was one of the first countries to re-form a representative government. However, many Albanians returned to an older form of self-governance: the Kanun.

A set of moral laws dating back at least to the fifteenth century, the Kanun is essentially a ratification of common courtesies and basic principles, transcending political or religious affiliation. One of its more aberrant tenets is the Gjakmarrja, or blood feud.

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New and Coming Releases: November 6, 2012.

   

Lots to enjoy this week but first thing's first: get out and VOTE! 

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Sunday Bloody Sunday (Criterion)

Reviewer: Philip Tatler IV
Ratings (out of five): **** 1/2

Was John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy (1969) the most unlikely Hollywood film to ever be nominated for – let alone win – the Oscar for Best Picture? A cursory scroll through the Best Picture Wikipedia entry seems to make it a definite outlier (I don’t really care enough about the Oscars to dig too deep into proving this hypothesis).

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New and Coming Releases: October 30, 2012.

   

Political comedies, copy dramas, time travel, and more - get yourself into a cinematic frame of mind with these week's new releases! 

 

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Foreign Parts

Reviewer: Philip Tatler IV
Ratings (out of five): ****

Foreign Parts (directed by the team of Verena Paravel and J.P. Sniadecki) has all the makings of a groan-inducing activist documentary along the lines of Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s The Garden or (worse) a ghoulish voyeur’s-eye-view of extreme poverty in America. Instead, Paravel/Sniadecki have pulled off the rare verite documentary that manages a formal grace and doesn’t patronize or fetishize its subjects.

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