Dramedy from Trueba, Autism and Family Ties, Monks and Inner-City Youth, Plus New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, May 15, 2015


A middle-aged, Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher picks up two teenage runaways while embarking on a 1966 road trip to Almeria, Spain; a caretaker’s familiar battle between duty and desire; an uplifting Rule offers hope for inner-city youth

Comedy Classics: It Happened One Night and Tootsie, with Jeeves and Wooster, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews, May 1, 2015


Newly restored ­reissues cement One Night and Tootsie in the comedy pantheon; Jeeves and Wooster, practically perfect in every way; Vera will hold readers’ attention right up to the last scene.

The Homesman, a “Polished” Jewel in the Crown, the Adult Film Industry, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews, April 15, 2015


The Homesman is not like any other Western, an Emmy Award winner finally receives the digital makeover not accorded its 25th anniversary edition, first-time director Kezin’s odd but captivating and touching documentary.

Award Winner Alive Inside, Best Westerns, Winston Churchill Bio, New Trailers | Video Reviews, April 1, 2015


Rossato-Bennett follows around Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, Inc.; the largely forgotten story of Winston Churchill’s fall from grace and subsequent rise to prominence; Clementine epitomizes the Code of the Old West

Welcome Artificial Overlords: Androids in Fact & Fiction | Collection Development, April 1, 2015


Welcome Artificial Overlords. Humans have historically been obsessed with creating artificially intelligent life (AI). These 26 works of fiction and nonfiction, plus periodicals and DVDs, bring this future into sharper focus.

Foyle’s War, Human Rights in Uganda, Positive Force Movement, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, March 15, 2015


The World War II British mystery series moves further into the postwar world, a well-crafted film of those who seek to peddle an ill-considered program to an uninformed populace, several generations of punks singing about positive social change.

Downton Abbey, Music and Sports Histories, Vietnam in Pictures, plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, March 1, 2015


The times are definitely changing—Downton has even acquired a wireless! The intertwined histories of rocker Billy Joel, the New York Mets, and Shea Stadium; the history of beloved smoked-fish emporium Russ & Daughters.

Oscar Nominee Boyhood, Broadway Performances, James Thurber, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, February 15, 2015


Boyhood is a unique coming-of-age story; talented giants of the American stage; the essence of James Thurber; a vivid portrait of master art forger Mark Landis; the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz

In the Face of Survival | Oscar Docs 2015

A compelling case for social action that plays like a thriller; Best Documentary Feature 2015 nominee

Strange & Mysterious: Finding Vivian Maier | Oscar Docs 2015


Meet Vivian Maier, a photographer and ultimately a recluse whose life story is nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature