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.
Woody Allen’s Match Point isn’t a comedy. Rather it's a Hitchcockian thriller about murder. Aside from its thriller elements, it's also a meditation about class, upward mobility, lust, and guilt.
David Copperfield has a well-known director, name screenwriters and it certainly has a cast to die for. But the individual most responsible for the success of the film was David O. Selznick.
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.
Blaxploitation films were by, for and about African Americans. Made cheaply throughout the 1970s, they made stars of performers like Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree and became pop cultural icons.
Mobile App | Twitter | Flickr | Facebook | ePay
The Kansas City Public Library 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 816.701.3400