From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Too Good to Pass Over: A Celebration of Black Oscar Winners

Fox 4 movie critic Shawn Edwards helps the Library celebrate Black History Month with the four-part film series Too Good to Pass Over: A Celebration of Black Oscar Winners on Saturdays in March.

Program Notes: Hannah and her Sisters (1986)

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In Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen once again explores his familiar obsessions: fear of nothingness, the uncertainties of romantic love, urban neuroses. Yet it's also as close to an optimistic statement as he has ever made.

Program Notes: Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

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2002’s film version of Nicholas Nickleby captures just about everything important in the tale: rich characters, compelling and complex storytelling, and a deep fascination with the human condition.

New on DVD: Midnight in Paris (2011)

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Some films are lavish eight-course meals. Others are pastries. Midnight in Paris is of the second variety, but since it was made by Woody Allen and unfolds in the most evocative city on Earth, it’s a most satisfying pastry.

New on DVD: Margin Call (2011)

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First-time features don’t get a whole lot more assured than Margin Call, an incisive, biting look at the Wall Street mindset and machinations that led to our current economic doldrums.