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LJ Media | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Wise, stellar, accomplished, Hadley’s collection will appeal to literary aficionados; all libraries would serve their patrons well by having Churchill & Orwell in their collections; a thoughtful exploration of the music of Palestine past and present; this Happy Film offers viewers good company, stimulating conversation fodder, and a dare to examine their own life goals

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

Onayemi unmistakeably enhances what’s on the page, proving again that the Bard is better performed than silently read; McCann’s letters are practical yet engaging, full of insights into what the act of writing is like; Director Aloni helms an optimistic story of musical and cultural cohesion—Nafar is dynamite onstage; The Guys Next Door focuses on the emotional journey shared by all parents

A Tolstoy Parable, Wartime Thriller, Noir, Union Activism | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

This digitally restored rumination on the ruinous consequences of unethical behavior for a hapless innocent is “starkly” devastating; Lilti’s dramedy shows an appreciation for applied medicine; Figgis’s debut is an atmospheric film noir steeped in crime-genre tropes

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Despite glimmers of familiar playfulness, Backman has undoubtedly taken a dark turn in Beartown; Libraries will want to acquire Miss Burma immediately; The Pink Panther Collection brings together the best of these films and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries; Sink or Swim will leave the audience thinking further on the effects of global warming on real people

LJ Media | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

As far as Strout is concerned, Anything Is Possible; curious, intelligent, media-savvy readers will surely welcome Petersen’s perceptive, illuminating “unruly women;” this beautifully shot and executed film might inspire those in the depths of hopelessness to move beyond their addictions; a relatively quiet performance from punkster Pop

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.

LJ Media | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

Jon Hamm reads Whitman’s Life and Adventures of Jack Engle; not only relevant, An American Sickness is a must-read; the life of Emily Dickinson was led in Quiet Passion; On the Way to School will be especially useful for social studies collections owing to the insights into each family’s life

Certain Women, David Lynch, Rebecca, the Vietnam War | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

Certain Women in Montana; growing up David Lynch; Téa Leoni as Madame Secretary; Ken Burns documents The Vietnam War; Du Maurier’s 1940 novel, Rebecca; Sam Elliott was born to play The Hero

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.

From The Breaking Point to The Lovers to La Poison | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

The Breaking Point casts John Garfield at sea; in Fargo, a husband plans his wife’s demise; punk rocker Vicious and his gal are Sid & Nancy; E.L. Doctorow’s short story Wakefield stars Bryan Cranston