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

Dheepan, Zombies, Hitchcock, Oscar Winner Pelle, French Musicals | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Jacques Audiard’s realistic drama steadily builds toward a Taxi Driver–like denouement; Colm McCarthy’s meagerly distributed theatrical feature deserves a wider audience; Hitchcock’s rare “failure” proves to be more intriguing than some directors’ successes; French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Demy brilliantly embraces Hollywood conventions

LJ Media | Review Alert, August 2017

Blauner’s Proving Groundis a compelling and believable thriller; Love is a literary journey well worth exploring; a sweet independent film tribute to musical talent, determination, and passionate friendships; Dark Angel is a must-see for PBS and British drama fans

Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has always held a complicated place in the history of the United States. Check out these 29 titles for your Caribbean collection.