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    Spike Lee's Initially "X-Rated" Feature Film Debut ("She's Gotta Have It) Now Streaming On Netflix & In HD

    It's about damn time! Not that I haven't already seen the film enough, but I'm always shocked when I run into folks - black folks especially - who claim to be black film lovers, or specifically Spike Lee lovers, who tell me that they haven't seen She's Gotta Have It. 

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    The 10 Indie Films to Watch on VOD This February

    Indiewire has weeded through the slew of films hitting VOD this month to bring you a list of the 10 to look out for. Variety was key in selection, so below you'll find everything from a horror flick headlined by Christian Slater, to a high-school drama starring Adrien Brody, to a romantic comedy set...

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    Exclusive Digital Rights To Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" Acquired By SnagFilms

    SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) has acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release last December (how many of you actually saw it?).

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    Christine Vachon Reflects on 'Velvet Goldmine,' Our Blu-ray Pick of the Week

    Todd Haynes is nothing if not versatile. He made his name in 1991 with his Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Poison," a highly stylized queer activist hybrid told in three unconnected strands. He's directed only five more projects, but each has been more ambitious and unexpected than the last.

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    Legends of the Fall: How "The Way" and "Margin Call" Bucked the Indie Box Office Blues

    As was the case for its Hollywood counterpart, it was not a great fall at the indie box office.

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    David Weissman Talks About His Harrowing AIDS Doc "We Were Here," Our VOD Pick of the Week

    In his powerful documentary "We Were Here," filmmaker David Weissman ("The Cockettes") chronicles the arrival of AIDS in San Francisco and its subsequent aftermath through the eyes of five individuals who were witnesses to history. It world premiered at Sundance earlier this year (where IW's Peter K...

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    Multiple Award Winning Congolese Crime Drama "Viva Riva!" Now Streaming On Netflix!

    In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes, while a...

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    On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "The Weird World of Blowfly" (The Original Dirty Rapper)

    He's known as the original dirty rapper! Blowfly - the stage name for Clarence Reid, who wrote songs for several hit R&B groups in the 1960s and '70s. But he also recorded albums as Blowfly, his alter-ego usually seen in an ostentatious superhero costume, known especially for his x-...

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    Matthew Porterfield On His Beguiling Hybrid Doc "Putty Hill," Our DVD Pick of the Week

    A beguiling amalgamation of documentary and fictional narratives, Matthew Porterfield’s second feature “Putty Hill” has been making waves on the film festival circuit since debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival last year. It lands on DVD and Blu-ray this week and it...

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    New On DVD - "Machete Maidens Unleashed" (On Exploitation Cinema History)

    The revealing and interesting story goes...

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