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.

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.