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.

LJ Media Reviews: July 2017

Assadi’s already atmospheric Sonora is further enhanced by Nankani’s skillful narration; anyone interested in women’s history will find The Radium Girls fascinating; the presence of an untamed Vamp manages the exceptional feat of being both funny and scary; Look at Us Now, Mother!, libraries would do well to acquire award-winning Kirschenbaum’s latest

Someone’s in the Kitchen | Video Reviews

Viewers with a craving for culinary documentaries as well as armchair cooks with a passion for Spanish cuisine and culture will gobble up this savory cinematic treat; For Grace ends on a satisfying note, not just for Duffy and his team but for the delight of the audience as well

Mysteries to Microcosmos | Fast Scans: Top Foreign and Indie Picks

Grab a blanket and get cozy, because no matter your taste in movies, we have it here. Dramas, mysteries, comedies, or fascinating new takes on nature documentaries; whatever your preference, this list has got you covered.

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.

Documentary DVDs | Best Sellers, June 2017

Oscar nominees, political stories, environmental tales, and the Beatles

LJ Media Reviews: June 15, 2017

Thinking Machines and the role they will play in the future; Before Sunrise was never planned as a trilogy, yet the films move naturally through the decades; Librarians will want My Love, Don’t Cross the River in their collection of award-winning foreign-language movies

LJ Media Reviews: June 1, 2017

Classic mystery fans will enjoy this fine listen, especially when Hercule Poirot is on the case; recommend The Nature Fix for listeners interested in health issues and the outdoors; Jack T. Ripper lodges in two terrifying films; a perfect film for viewers who like their happy ever after with a side of grit