Bob Butler talks about film series at the Library. See more on our YouTube channel.
Chimpanzee is sometimes so astoundingly beautiful that you wonder if it’s for real. It also smacks of contrivance and artifice, and anthropomorphizes its animal subjects.
There’s no overt violence in A Dangerous Method. But for all its gentility, the latest from filmmaker David Cronenberg is right at home with his longstanding preoccupation with “abnormal” psychology.
With its gentle humor and forgiving view of human nature, Lasse Hallström’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a low-keyed charmer that will leave most of us with bemused smiles plastered across our mugs.
Tabloid finds heavy-duty documentarist Errol Morris delving into a lurid, torn-from-the-headlines scandal to reveal the face of a true American eccentric. And boy, is he having fun.
Sarah’s Key is actually two movies, one a look at the horrors of the Holocaust and the other not-terribly-compelling detective story in the present, that dovetail to make a more-or-less complete whole.
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