From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball movie poster

Moneyball is one of the year’s best films, a thinking person’s sports movie overflowing with humor, drama, terrific characters, drop-dead wonderful dialogue and a low-keyed but absolutely wonderful performance from Brad Pitt.

Program Notes: Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Tribute to a Bad Man movie poster

Robert Wise’s Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) rests firmly in the tradition of psychological Westerns. James Cagney stars as Jeremy Rodock, a man who has what his ranch hands call “hanging sickness”... he’s obsessed with stringing up his enemies.

New on DVD: The Hangover Part II (2011)

The Hangover Part II movie poster

The Hangover Part II isn’t smarter than Bridesmaids and lacks the emotional heft of a truly great comedy like Local Hero or Groundhog Day. But if you’ve got a high threshold for raunch, it’s a hoot.

Deconstructing Woody

Woody Allen

Woody Allen is famous for, among other things, wearing his neuroses on his sleeve. He's the focus of Four Films by Woody Allen, the latest edition of the Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series.

Movie Quiz: Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

More than a few of us consider Meryl Streep to be the finest screen actress in the world today. See if you can match these line of dialogue to the movie they came from and the name of the character who spoke them.