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The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fragments of Love, Concrete Love, Woman of the Year

28 Titles Exploring & Celebrating Native History & Culture

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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

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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

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

From Being There to Solace | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2017

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Being There. 130+ min. Hal Ashby, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432823. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432816. $39.95. SATIRE Peter Sellers as a gardener-turned-guru. Canoa: A Shameful Mystery. 115+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Felipe Cazals, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432809. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432793. $39.95. DRAMA Fiction in […]

LJ Media Reviews: March 1, 2017

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The Whole Town’s Talking about Flagg’s latest; FitzSimmons enlivens what could be just another run-of-the-mill thriller; a must-see for fans of Sergei Polunin and ballet; a powerful Australian film about the importance of life