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LJ Media Reviews: May 1, 2017

First thing, get Higgins’s On Second Thought; Tinti’s complicated and suspenseful story is perfectly complimented by Wiley’s nuanced narrative; a truly singular film, Speed Sisters will appeal to women and girls who dare to be different; impeccable timing makes His Girl Friday the perfect screwball comedy

LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2017

Doctorow was a master of the short form, check out his Collected Stories; in the current climate of threatening immigration bans and civil rights violations, Muslim Girl is essential; a poignant yet positive film recommended for viewers interested in Los Angeles and criminal justice; Sherlock and Cumberbatch; it’s elementary

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.

Cinema Paradiso, Buster Keaton, and a Slow-Burning Ixcanul | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Tornatore’s beloved classic finally debuts on Blu-ray; this topical “slice of life” drama errs on the side of underplaying but is unexpectedly ­poignant; Bustamante’s slow-­burning drama unfolds at a measured pace; Olmi’s paean to the peasant life, fittingly told in an unflashy style

LJ Media Reviews: April 1, 2017

Collins’s murder probes get painted The Color of Justice; the promise of more Ava Logan mysteries will be music to the ears of mystery lovers; an excellent chronicle of determination and adherence to personal vision; a jewel heist goes awry in Huston’s restored The Asphalt Jungle

LJ Media Reviews: March 15, 2017

A well-articulated World War II romance moves From Sand to Ash; Treasurer presents an enthusiastic Leadership Kick in the Ass; a nostalgic journey through American pop culture music fans are sure to relish; Tourneur’s dark entertainment Cat People will have fans purring

Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD Blu-ray | Video Reviews, March 1, 2017

Fragments of Love, Concrete Love, Woman of the Year

28 Titles Exploring & Celebrating Native History & Culture

INDIGENOUS CIVILIZATIONS flourished in North America centuries before Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492. These 28 titles include new releases as well as classics. Some discuss ancient societies, while others explore the modern experience.

Oscar Doc Nominees 2017 | LJ Media Reviews

With only days left until the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, LJ shares its reviews of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Any way you look at it, we’ve got the winner. See if you agree.

Someone’s in the Kitchen | Video Reviews, March 1, 2017

playing with the balance of different cultures and unique foods, viewers will enjoy how these two chefs play with food boundaries