LJ Media Reviews: September 15, 2015


Big fiction from Child, Deveraux, Lee, and L’Amour, coming-of-age Visions and Revisions. Top documentary Iris, shades of Susan Sontag, John Penton. Fast Scans of Clouds of Sils Maria, Woman in Gold, and more.

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015


One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015


A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Anita Hill, British Mystery Series Grantchester, Cuban National Literacy Campaign, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews, June 1, 2015


Anita Hill’s story remains relevant; lovers of traditional British mysteries will want to add Grantchester to their viewing queue; a beautiful rendering of the Cuban National Literacy Campaign of 1961

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads


Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.

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.

Microbiology, April 2015 | Best Sellers

August 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

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