On the Shelves

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Drive (2011)

Drive movie poster

When I first saw Drive in the theater, I absolutely loved parts of it but it didn’t seem to add up to much. On the plus side, it cements my belief that Ryan Gosling is an absolutely great actor.

New on DVD: Anonymous (2011)

Anonymous movie poster

Here’s a sentence I never expected to read, much less write: Director Roland Emmerich has made a movie of ideas. And if his Anonymous is a largely chilly and cerebral affair, it’s positively overflowing with brain-tickling notions.

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.

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