News/Blog: Monthly Archives: March 2017

'Pause It: When We Leave'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman (Sibel Kekilli) lies supine atop a hospital bed. We are attuned to the fact that this is a moment of anguished contemplation. Beautifully composed through the room’s drapes, her dismayed expression is made clear to us. In this still from When We Leave (2010), director Feo … Continue reading Pause It: When We Leave

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March 27, 2017

'In Focus: Smooth Talk'

  In Focus is our chance to look a little closer at some of our favorite films. This edition of In Focus highlights our film of the month, the seriously underrated gem Smooth Talk (1985). If you have time, check out our recent Pause It for the film too! Smooth Talk is what happens when … Continue reading In Focus: Smooth Talk

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March 24, 2017

'March 2017 New Releases: Best Deals'

  Today marks the Blu-ray debut of five titles that represent a healthy mix of favorites and forgotten gems of the 30s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, including the feature film debut of Robert Altman! You may notice that some of today’s releases are out of stock in some places. If you’ve been having difficulties ordering … Continue reading March 2017 New Releases: Best Deals

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March 21, 2017

'Pause It: Return to Me'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) and Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver) embrace in the middle of a crowded piazza in director Bonnie Hunt’s Return To Me (2000). Posed as if characters inside the frame of a painting, the lovers’ outpouring of affection suggest a feeling of plenitude, if not … Continue reading Pause It: Return to Me

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March 20, 2017

'Oh, with the birthdays! Happy 91st to Jerry Lewis'

  Olive Films would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite comedic minds, Jerry Lewis. We have some true gems from his career that highlight his ability to make us laugh while touching our hearts, including 4 of his collaborations with director Frank Tashlin. Whether you’re a diehard or casual … Continue reading Oh, with the birthdays! Happy 91st to Jerry Lewis

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March 16, 2017

'Pause It: Parked'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? In the opening sequence of director Darragh Byrne’s Parked (2010), a man (Colm Meaney) sits alone on a wooden bench. In the background, his car has been vandalized. A desolate scene to be sure, the mood is made all the more bleak by Byrne’s and cinematographer John … Continue reading Pause It: Parked

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March 10, 2017

'Pause It: Smooth Talk'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? That all too familiar feeling of being watched. The hairs on the back of Connie Wyatt’s (Laura Dern’s) neck stand as she turns to find that she is ensnared in the lustful gaze of an older man, Arnold Friend (Treat Williams), in director Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk (1985). His … Continue reading Pause It: Smooth Talk

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March 8, 2017

'Pause It: Trust'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman, Adrienne Shelly, stands atop a ledge, her feet precariously close to the edge, her back facing out into the unknown. In the background her co-star, Martin Donovan, wonders whether she will jump. Implicit to the composition is the film’s central question: Does she trust him … Continue reading Pause It: Trust

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'Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Olive Films'

  From modern independent Irish gems to classic Hollywood’s portrayal of Ireland, Olive Films has plenty to fulfill your St. Patrick’s Day movie needs. We hope you’ll use the holiday this year as an opportunity to revisit old classics as well as discover some new favorites.   PARKED (2010) Parked gives a heartwarming yet unflinching view … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Olive Films

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March 7, 2017

'Olive Films Announces April 2017 Titles'

We’re celebrating Earth Day this April with a batch of releases that span the globe, from France to Japan and from Italy to Morocco. With films from esteemed directors including Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Walerian Borowczyk, our April releases encourage you to broaden your horizons. These will be arriving on April 25th, and … Continue reading Olive Films Announces April 2017 Titles

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March 6, 2017

'April 2017 Crossword'

Ready to test your film knowledge and get a sneak peek of what we have planned for April? The clues that reveal what titles are slated for April 25th are marked with an asterisk and the words “Olive April” and the corresponding format. Any clues without asterisks are just for some fun trivia. Good luck … Continue reading April 2017 Crossword

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March 3, 2017

'Olive Films releases Robert Altman’s feature directorial debut, The Delinquents'

Chicago, IL – Olive Films, a boutique theatrical and home entertainment distribution label dedicated to bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to DVD and Blu-ray, has announced that March 21st will be the Blu-ray debut of five new titles, including Robert Altman’s feature directorial debut, The Delinquents (1957). “We’re honored to bring this important piece … Continue reading Olive Films releases Robert Altman’s feature directorial debut, The Delinquents

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March 1, 2017


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