From Ingrid Bergman to Saved! to A Taste of Honey | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, October 15, 2016

Stig Björkman’s refreshingly personal portrait chronicles a remarkable life; Eric Barbier takes an unusual approach with his heist picture; a diverse bunch of students at a Christian high school put their faith into practice; an often touching story of disaffected souls looking for love

LJ Media Reviews: November 1, 2016

Ephron’s dazzling story reaches from London to Sicily; a great listen for Kennedy fans; this astounding menagerie of restored giallo captures much of the breadth and depth of the style; Wellman’s Ox-Bow Incident presents a morality tale in the guise

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

LJ Media Reviews: October 15, 2016

Chambers takes listeners The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; revisit 1916: The Irish Rebellion; plus Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words; and a bunch of students Saved!

Health DVDs | Collection Development

While Fitbits and smartphones have taken “home fitness” outdoors, the consumer health DVD market continues to yield high customer appeal. These 31 programs offer plenty of viewing advice.

Musical Marguerite, Malick’s New World, Caregiver Catharsis, Renais on the Holocaust | Fast Scans, September 15, 2016

Marguerite is no less funny for substituting tragicomedy for broad farce; Plá’s riveting drama–cum–social and political commentary should serve as a catharsis; Malick’s exquisitely shot amalgam of narrative storytelling; Night and Fog is not lacking for impact

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2016

The demand for Fire should encourage expedited acquisition; listeners who appreciate strong storytelling, family sagas, island settings, will relish Nunez’s Even in Paradise; fans of Gillian Anderson will Fall hard for this British detective series

Master Lear, Boyhood, Carrie, Pan’s Labyrinth, 19th-Century Italy | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

Two decades of Boyhood; Be Somebody, anyone but a pop star; Bryan Cranston is The Infiltrator; Raymond Carver–style Short Cuts; Italy’s Tree of Wooden Clogs

LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2016

Haddon’s story collection offers unexpected rewards; Dominion Creek, filmed in Ireland, is a unique addition to Western shelves

Coen Bros. Blood Simple, Cap America, Pelé, Valley of the Dolls | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

All the Way, From Afar, Night Train to Munich