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Best Place to Rent Movies

Video Americain

400 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 243-2231; 3100 St. Paul St., (410) 889-5266; videoamericain.com

We know, we know. Movies by mail and streaming and DVR/on-demand have so thoroughly gobbled up the “home video” market that the idea of going to a bricks-and-mortar place to rent a DVD, much less a VHS tape, seems quaint. Until, that is, you want to see Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary, or Cameraman, the recent documentary on Technicolor wizard Jack Cardiff, or maybe Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. Who’s your daddy now? We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it as long as it applies: The two Baltimore Video Americain locations constitute one of the best cinema libraries on the East Coast, boasting hundreds, perhaps thousands of titles you won’t be able to access through the usual suspects. And you know that thing where the new releases are always already all checked out? Not so much anymore.

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