Weekend Picks

This week our picks reflect the final weekend for two yearly events that are of both cultural and historic significance: Black History Month & Freedom to Read Week.

Irréversible

Banned in several countries for its all out attack of the senses, Argentine film director Gasper Noé’s controversial masterpiece tells the story of Alex and Marcus: a couple whose tale is unraveled in reverse-chronological order over the course of a fateful evening in a series of long takes. An emotional odyssey that unspools from gut-wrenching violence to sweetly observed moments of sublime tenderness.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

The Radiant Child is an intimate portrait of the artist proclaimed as the First African American Painter of Major Significance – this was just one of the many titles assigned to the artist; most of which he had no use for. Centered on a rare interview that director Tamara Davis shot with Basquiat, this definitive award winning documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.

Also, if documentary film isn’t your bag, check out the 1996 biopic Basquiat – David Bowie cast as Andy Warhol is worth a peek in itself! Basquiat Trailer

Weekend Picks

Introducing Weekend Picks!

We’re happy to post our very first installment of “Weekend Picks”. Every Friday we’ll select a couple of the best films from our Adult DVD & Blu-Ray collection. Don’t miss these eclectic new releases and forgotten gems of the past!

Our first installment begins with two Oscar nominees that currently  have one or no holds. Pick them up or place a hold on them today, as things are sure to change after this weekend’s Oscar buzz!

Finding Vivian Maier

Nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category

Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Ida
Nominated in the Foreign Language Film & Cinematography categories

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation

Just look at the Metascore: 90! Wow, this is rare territory – believe us we order lots of movies.

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