Movie Review: Encanto

There are few movies made anymore that even attempt to capture the sense of wonder and joy that Encanto delivers in spades.

Best New Books: Week of 1/18/22

Zora Neal Hurston, Colleen Hoover, Lisa Gardner, Valerie Bertinelli, Lars Kepler, Bernardine Evaristo, Brian Cox, and more.

Book Review: Matrix by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the sort of author who has such a flawless command of language that a reader can easily find themselves turning pages well into the night just for the sheer pleasure of experiencing their writing.

Movie Review: Mass

There is a lot that has to go right for a movie to achieve greatness: a competent director, a solid script, and good casting to name but a few. But there are some times when a movie is so zeroed in on the performances that it can seem as if nothing else really matters. Mass is one such film.

Movie Review: Spencer

The British Royal Family garners seemingly equal numbers of admirers and detractors. It seems fitting then that this latest biopic from auteur director Pablo Larraín is likely to cause an equal amount of polarization amongst viewers. 

Best New Books: Week of 1/11/22

Carl Bernstein, Elizabeth George, Hanya Yanagihara, Alafair Burke, Rachel Lynn Solomon, Stacy Willingham, Nikki May, and more.

Movie Review: The Wild Goose Lake

Diao’s direction oozes style from the very beginning, with beautifully shot scenes that alternate between bright days, drab nights, and sensuous washes of neon color.

Movie Review: The French Dispatch

It isn’t particularly surprising that Wes Anderson would one day turn his attentions towards making a cinematic ode to The New Yorker, or that it would be quite good.

Best New Books: Week of 1/4/22

Noah Hawley, Rachel Hawkins, Jessamine Chan, James Rollins, Xochitl Gonzalez, Jean Chan Ho, and more.

New DVDs: January 2022

A guide to some of the notable movies arriving on video at the library this month.