On the Shelves

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: The Artist (2011)

The Artist movie poster

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.

Remembering Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

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.

New on DVD: Wanderlust (2012)

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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.

New on DVD: The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black movie poster

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.

New on DVD: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin movie poster

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.