The Artist, French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius’ daring update on silent movies, is wildly creative, often quite funny, extremely well acted, and peppered with philosophical implications.
Nora Ephron - essayist, novelist, and filmmaker - died June 26 at age 71. She leaves behind some hugely enjoyable films. Here are a few choice ones that can be found in the library’s collection.
KC native Paul Rudd is Hollywood’s go-to guy for off-the-cuff hilarity. He’s at it again in Wanderlust, a dork-among-the-hippies comedy. In fact, Rudd is the main reason to check it out.
The Woman in Black is a fairly traditional Victorian haunter about a wandering spirit – that of a wronged woman – making life miserable for the living. Not a must-see, but good creepy fun.
Psychopathology runs rampant on our movie screens but usually the focus is on the psychopath. We Need to Talk About Kevin is about the people he leaves behind.
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