On the Shelves

From the Film Vault Blog

New on the DVD shelves: The Beaver (2011)

The Beaver movie poster

Adore him or abhor him, Mel Gibson is the reason to see Jody Foster’s The Beaver. As Walter Black, a toy company executive sliding into a paralyzing world of depression, Gibson registers a degree of mental anguish that is shocking.

New On the DVD Shelves: Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Meek's Cutoff movie poster

Set in the 1840s, Meek’s Cutoff follows a tiny wagon train winding its way westward toward the lush Pacific Northwest. In the hands of minimalist filmmaker Kelly Reichart the usual elements of the classic oater are either not present or subverted into something entirely new.

New on the DVD Shelves: Everything Must Go (2010)

Everything Must Go movie poster

It’s a funny thing about funny men...at some point they’ve got to show us they can act, too. Everything Must Go finds Will Ferrell examining his stock character not through the lens of comic excess but of compassion.

A Tribute to Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson at the Spider-Man premier (2002), Photo by Steve Granitz/Wireimage.com

Good looking, versatile and almost impossible to pigeon hole, Cliff Robertson was the kind of actor who left himself behind when he slipped into a role.

New On the DVD Shelves: Hanna (2011)

Hanna movie poster

Among the higher profile DVD arrivals on the Library’s shelves this month is Hanna, the fourth movie by British director Joe Wright.