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Two from Jacquot, The Black Stallion, Manglehorn, and Mr. Holmes | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, December 1, 2015


Jacquot’s particular exploration of French culture may be best appreciated by serious film fans and/or Francophiles; Ballard transcends “kid flick” and appeals to all ages; a slowly building Manglehorn that ultimately unlocks its virtues

LJ Media Reviews: December 1, 2015


Audio fiction from Gottlieb, Higgins, Penny, Stradal; nonfiction on song production, medicine, grammar and God. Starred films, from Indian Summers to Glen Campbell to the final season of Downton Abbey

Truffaut’s Day for Night, Two Soviet Documentaries, Wigon’s Debut, & More | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks


Filmmaker Truffaut’s beautifully restored love letter to the cinema, two historically significant Soviet feature documentaries, New York singles find love via the social network, a riveting political thriller, a parent’s decades-long quest for justice

LJ Media Reviews: November 15, 2015


Audio fiction from Abercrombie, Groff, Hobbs, Murakami, memoir from Hynde, Jang, self-help from Gilbert. For film fans, The Odd Way Home, American Experience: Walt Disney, new Fast Scans

Love Between the Covers | LJ Reviews


Documentary about romance writers and readers premiers this week in New York at the DOC NYC festival; catch it on November 19 at the IFC Theater

Rodeo Dreams | LJ Reviews


A surprising glimpse into the world of modern-day cowboys, a fascinating documentary that manages to touch and inspire as it also creates inevitable suspense

Burroughs, Redford, Dean, Brosnan | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, November 1, 2015


From five years of Burroughs to James Dean back to Life to Pierce Brosnan in Some Kind of Beautiful

LJ Media Reviews: November 1, 2015


Audio fiction from Clegg, Grafton, Weiner; nonfiction on the Great War, epic survival, Edward I. Video stars Judgement at Nuremberg and Love Between the Covers. Trailers of Burroughs, Life, and Xenia

LJ Media Reviews: October 15, 2015


Top audio fiction from North, Vu Tran; Inskeep on Andrew Jackson; behind the scenes of The Sound of Music; a film to spark conversations: Gett; women in the military; Esquire in the 1960s; new Fast Scans

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2015


Fiction from King, Kwan, Pitre; nonfiction on human trafficking, the Vikings, treasure hunters, Marco Polo. Documentaries on LGBT people in Cameroon, Hurricane Sandy, organ donation programs, plus new Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Bu-ray