From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Take Shelter (2011)

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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.

Program Notes: Match Point (2005)

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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.

Program Notes: David Copperfield (1935)

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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.

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.