I was very lucky to be part of the the American Library Association’s Notable Videos for Adults committee for 2016. Each year, the national committee, part of ALA’s Video Round Table group, selects a list of 15 outstanding documentaries released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults. For […]
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On Thursdays in February, we will be showing three 2015 nominated films. The titles were formally TBA since we were waiting for the nominations, which came out recently. Here are the titles for the three nominated films the Niles Library will be showing in February. Mad Max: Fury Road Nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best […]
In a year of a lot of predicted “locks” on nominations, this year’s Oscar nominations still provided us with ample surprises. No joy for the film Joy (only a Best Actress nod for Jennifer Lawrence). Not much racial diversity with snubs of Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts […]
Most known today for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman was a multi-talented, very diverse British actor. From playing ultimate baddies (Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the best ever Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) to sweet, sentimentalists (A Little Chaos, which he also directed), Rickman could […]