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

Bob Fosse’s Masterpiece, Peter O’Toole’s Last Act, Halle Berry’s New Look, & More | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

All That JazzAll That Jazz. 2 discs. color. 123+ min. Bob Fosse, dist. by Criterion Collection. Aug. 2014. DVD ISBN 9781604658798. $29.95; DVD/Blu-ray ISBN 9781604658781. $39.95. MUSICAL

Fosse’s masterpiece skewers Fosse.

The Cold Lands. color. 101+ min. Tom Gilroy, dist. by Oscilloscope Labs. Aug. 2014. DVD UPC 896602002593. $39.99. Closed-captioned. Drama

An alliance forms between a young boy and a drifter.

Decline of an Empire. color. 106+ min. Michael Redwood, dist. by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Aug. 2014. DVD UPC 031398199878. $26.98. Rated: R. DRAMA

Peter O’Toole’s last performance.

Frankie & Alice. color. 102+ min. Geoffrey Sax, dist. by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Aug. 2014. DVD UPC 031398200178. $26.98. Rated: R. DRAMA/THRILLER

Halle Berry has multiple personalities, one of them a white woman.

Love Streams. 2 discs. color. 141+ min. John Cassavetes, dist. by Criterion Collection. Aug. 2014. DVD ISBN 9781604658774. $29.95; DVD/Blu-ray ISBN 9781604658767. $39.95. DRAMA

Cassavetes and wife Gena Rowlands.The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart. color. 132+ min. Ryan Murphy, dist. by HBO Home Entertainment. Aug. 2014. DVD w/digital HD $19.97; Blu-ray w/digital HD $24.99. Rated: TV-MA. DRAMA

Taking a stand against AIDS in 1981.

Perry Mason Movie Collection. Vol. 3. b/w. 568+ min. dist. by CBS Home Entertainment. Aug. 2014. DVD $59.99. TV/DRAMA

Six cases are on the docket.

Y tu Mamá También. 2 discs. color. 106+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Alfonso Cuarón, dist. by Criterion Collection. Aug. 2014. DVD ISBN 9781604658750. $29.95; DVD/Blu-ray ISBN 9781604658743. $39.95. COMEDY

Two teens on a road trip.—Bette-Lee Fox

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Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"