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In Memory of Alan Rickman: 1946-2016

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 […]

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Rokus @ Niles Library

Winter is perfect time to snuggle up with a good movie and now at Niles Public Library District you can borrow a Roku streaming devices loaded with a selection of the latest movies and television shows. Want to binge watch the latest season of House of Cards or Aziz Ansari’s hit show Master of None? […]

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Movie Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

In late October, I ventured down to the Chicago International Film Festival to see a screening of the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.  Anyone who knows anything about me knows that even if anything is remotely suggestive of Alfred Hitchcock, I’m there.  So, of course, when I saw that an entire documentary about the Master of Suspense and […]

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