From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Water for Elephants (2011)

Water for Elephants movie poster

The best moment in Water for Elephants has almost nothing to do with its stars. The strong suit of this melodrama is its sense of time and place, namely America in 1931.

Program Notes: Baby Boom (1987)

Baby Boom movie poster

Diane Keaton's greatest performance? I'd like to make the case that the role that most perfectly dovetails with her actorish sensibilities is that of J.C. Wiatt in 1987's Baby Boom.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: Fool For Love (1985)

Fool For Love movie poster

Kansas City native Robert Altman's most publicized film from the ‘80s was Fool for Love (1985), based on Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer-nominated off-Broadway hit.

New on the DVD Shelves: Beginners (2010)

Beginners movie poster

Beginners, the second feature from writer/director and modern-day Renaissance man Mike Mills, is a bizarrely funny, sweet, sexy and quite moving movie about a depressed guy. Go figure.

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