On the Shelves

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Take Shelter (2011)

Take Shelter movie poster

Take Shelter is the kind of movie that almost drives you nuts but which, if you stay with it, leaves you transformed through a process you really can’t quite figure out.

New on DVD: Contagion (2011)

Contagion movie poster

Contagion, from the master storyteller Steven Soderbergh, is about a killer flu pandemic that puts mankind on the ropes. It paints a grim but fully-detailed picture of how we’d react in such circumstances. It’s not pretty.

New on DVD: Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 movie poster

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is a riff on all those Spielberg-inspired films from the ‘80s in which suburban kids got sucked into other-worldly adventures.

New on DVD: 50/50 (2011)

50/50 movie poster

It’s one thing to make a raunchy comedy. It’s another to tell a serious story about someone coping with a life-threatening disease. 50/50 puts those two genres together so that they complement rather than cancel each other.

New on DVD: Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight In Paris movie poster

Some films are lavish eight-course meals. Others are pastries. Midnight in Paris is of the second variety, but since it was made by Woody Allen and unfolds in the most evocative city on Earth, it’s a most satisfying pastry.