From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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Animated features have for so long been the realm of the frivolous that The Prince of Egypt is a bit disconcerting. It's the biblical story of Moses, told with visual sophistication and remarkable fidelity to Scripture.

New on DVD: John Carter (2012)

John Carter movie poster

For fans of sword-and-sorcery fiction, John Carter has long been a sort of cinematic Holy Grail. Now it's here, courtesy of Disney. It’s got eye candy out the wazoo, but it's a leaden thing marked by an embarrassingly inadequate lead performance.

Program Notes: That Touch of Mink (1962)

That Touch of Mink movie poster

That Touch of Mink is going to seem a very odd movie to the audiences of 2012. One of the hit movies of the summer of 1962, it provides a snapshot into the morals of the early 1960s.

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.

Program Notes: Samson and Delilah (1949)

Samson and Deliliah movie poster

One may dispute Cecil B. DeMille’s claims of piety, but there was no arguing with his reputation as a master showman. Samson and Delilah nicely captures both DeMille’s strengths and his weaknesses.