From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: Election (1999)

Election movie poster

Election is a bitterly funny satire that begins as a send-up of high school politicking but quickly becomes much, much more. It’s message may not be heartwarming, but it is diabolically entertaining.

New on DVD: Sarah’s Key (2010)

Sarah's Key movie poster

Sarah’s Key is actually two movies, one a look at the horrors of the Holocaust and the other not-terribly-compelling detective story in the present, that dovetail to make a more-or-less complete whole.

Program Notes: Loves of a Blonde (1965)

Loves of a Blonde movie poster

There is much about Milos Forman’s Loves of a Blonde that is comedic, yet it’s not a comedy, exactly. There’s too much genuine wistfulness, rejection, and desperation percolating through it.

Program Notes: The Candidate (1972)

The Candidate movie poster

The Candidate is a detailed depiction of a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Here’s what’s amazing: it was made 40 years ago. And it’s like in all that time nothing has changed!!!

New on DVD: The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)

The Women on the 6th Floor movie poster

The premise of The Women on the 6th Floor is so unoriginal it practically creaks. But the acting is so deftly executed that rather than grousing at its predictability you’ll find yourself sighing with pleasure.

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