LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray, June 1, 2012

Attenberg. color. 93+ min. In Greek w/English subtitles. Athina Rachel Tsangari, dist. by Strand Releasing. Jul. 2012. DVD UPC 712267310128. $27.99. DRAMA

A mature look at coming-of-age.

Barbarella. color. 98+ min. Roger Vadim, dist. by Paramount Home Media. Jul. 2012. Blu-ray DVD UPC 097361466446. $24.99. SF/COMEDY

The sexy 1968 spoof with Jane Fonda in the otherworldly title role.

Down by Law. b/w. 107+ min. Jim Jarmusch, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jul. 2012. Blu-ray ISBN 9781604653939. $39.95. DRAMEDY

Inmates on an adventure?

Here. color. 126+ min. In English & Armenian w/English subtitles. Braden King, dist. by Strand Releasing. Jul. 2012. DVD UPC 712267310425. $27.99. DRAMA

Love against the Armenian landscape.

Le Havre. color. 93+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Aki Kaurismäki, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jul. 2012. DVD ISBN 9781604656060. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781604656053. $39.95. DRAMA

A young African refugee finds refuge with a free-thinking Frenchman.

Metropolitan. color. 99+ min. Whit Stillman, dist. by Criterion Collection. Jul. 2012. Blu-ray ISBN 9781604656077. $39.95. ROMANTIC COMEDY

Young love in New York City society.

Paseo (The Walk). color. 76+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Sergio Castro San-Martin, dist. by Vanguard Cinema. Jul. 2012. DVD UPC 658769122435. $19.95. DRAMA

An uneasy peace develops between a mother and her son.

Sound of Noise. color. 102+ min. In Swedish w/English subtitles. Johannes Stjärne Nilsson & Ola Simonsson, dist. by Magnolia Home Entertainment. Jul. 2012. DVD UPC 876964004671. $26.98. Rated: R. COMEDY

A tone-deaf policeman must investigate a musical caper.‚ Bette-Lee Fox