New DVDs: October 2021

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

Movie Review: Candyman

The latest entry in the franchise mixes pointed messaging in with the mayhem.

Best New Books: Week of 9/21/21

Richard Powers, Anderson Cooper & Katherine Howe, Craig Johnson, Ruth Ozeki, Wiley Cash, and more.

Movie Review: Malignant

The latest from James Wan, who has launched the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises.

Best New Books: Week of 9/14/21

Liane Moriarty, Colson Whitehead, Mary Roach, Gabrielle Union, Gayl Jones, Joy Williams, T.C. Boyle, and more.

Book Review: Billy Summers by Stephen King

The title character of prolific author Stephen King’s latest book is a hitman who only takes jobs in which the target is a “bad” person. Having fallen into the profession after serving in Iraq, he has grown weary of it when he is contacted about a job that offers a large enough payout for him to retire.

Movie Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Moreso than their other post-Endgame titles, this one really seems like the kickoff of Phase 4.

Movie Review: Annette

[A] wild ride that isn’t without its flaws, but is well worth watching if it sounds like your kind of movie.

Best New Books: Week of 9/7/21

Lauren Groff, Sally Rooney, Colm Tóibín, Ann Cleves, Denise Mina, Kimberly McCreight, Stuart Neville, Alice Feeney, Robert Olen Butler, Joy Harjo, and more.

New Streaming Movies: September 2021

Host your own film festival at home with this guide to some of the best movies you can stream for free using your library card!