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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

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

Espionage: In From the Cold | Collection Development: Spy Fiction & More, October 1, 2015


Spy fiction is alive and well, despite the loss of its favorite setting—the Berlin Wall—and the demise of its chief nemesis—the Soviet Union. Warm up your collection with these 18 titles.

Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks


A smartly provocative dissection of the entertainment business, a haunting meditation on memory and loss, Oscar nominee Timbuktu for best foreign film is leisurely paced but accessible, White God is doggone good.