From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: The Woman in Black (2012)

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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.

Program Notes: A League of Their Own (1992)

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A League of Their Own, director Penny Marshall’s hit 1992 dramedy set in the WW2-era women’s professional baseball league, has more angles than a con artist. It also has Tom Hanks in top comic form.

Program Notes: Bull Durham (1988)

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No baseball player in a movie has ever talked like “Crash” Davis, the aging minor-league catcher played by Kevin Costner in Bull Durham. Next to All About Eve, it may have the best dialogue in Hollywood history.

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

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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.

Program Notes: Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

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Bang the Drum Slowly stars a young Robert DeNiro playing a professional baseball catcher with Hodgkin’s Disease. Remarkably, it's a very funny movie that's less about death than about the world of baseball.