Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016


Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Lean/Coward’s “Brief Encounter,” Frankenheimer’s Manchurian Candidate, an Oscar-Nominated “Bedouin Western,” & More | Fast Scans, July 1, 2016


David Lean collaborates with playwright Noel Coward to produce a heartbreaking drama; I, Anna, a seductive film noir; Oscar-nominated Angela Lansbury radiates chills in The Manchurian Candidate; an exciting disaster flick, well grounded in reality

LJ Media Reviews: July 1, 2016


Feel-good fiction from Backman reveals that Britt-Marie Was Here; classics from Criterion will “ride easy” and “turn your blood cold”

An Oscar-Winning Parable, Film Noir, The Graduate, plus Ergüven’s Debut | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, June 15, 2016


Gorris’s feminist-oriented tale is more visionary than overtly polemical, two intriguing-if-little-known film noir titles, the new high-def upgrade of The Graduate gets an A-plus, Ergüven’s accomplished first feature film

LJ Media Reviews: June 15, 2016


Meet the women who charmed Louis XV, The Rivals of Versailles; Idris Elba helps to make John Luther tick in the series’ fourth season

Arts in Education | Video Reviews, June 15, 2016


An outstanding chronicle of teaching, learning, and creating high-quality collaborative art; an essential purchase for any dance or arts advocacy collection, PS Dance will be enjoyed as well by a general audience

Documentary DVDs | Best Sellers, June 2016


DVD views of Louisa May Alcott, English history, the Civil War, and Janis Joplin

Murder Times Two, Malick’s “New World,” Resnais’s “Night and Fog,” & More | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, June 1, 2016


From The Adderall Diaries to My Golden Days and The New World

LJ Media Reviews: June 1, 2016


Tracy Chevalier plants her latest title At the Edge of the Orchard; a historic arts program provided Enough To Live On

Bicycle Thieves, L’Inhumaine, Paulette, the Tavianis, & Ulee’s Gold | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, May 15, 2016


The restored masterwork Bicycle Thieves is an essential holding; L’Inhumaine should pique the interest of serious film buffs; from the neorealistic to the magical, The Taviani Brothers give off a folk tale aura; a lovely, low-key Ulee’s Gold