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DVD Review: A Most Wanted Man

Spy thriller author John le Carre writes complicated, twisted tales of suspense and covert ops. In the 60s he wrote about the Cold War – now it’s the Middle East. First let’s go over some of le Carre’s past film adaptations: most recently Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011), The Constant Gardener (2005), The Tailor of […]

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The 12 DVDs of Christmas

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a few classic holiday movies – and here at the Niles Public Library, we’ve got a plethora of tinsel-wrapped flicks to choose from. Stop in to pick up one of these DVDs and then hurry home, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, and sip hot cocoa as you enjoy […]

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DVD Review: The Love Punch

Never heard of it? Well, it got a VERY small theatrical release (I’m not sure if it ever even got released on the Chicagoland area). And with stars like Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, that is surprising and sad. But, alas, that’s the business of Hollywood for you. (more…) 0000

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In Memory of Mike Nichols: 1931-2014

Film director Mike Nichols might be best known for his work on 1967’s The Graduate (which won him a Best Director Oscar), but that cult film is only the beginning of Nichols’ achievements behind the camera. From timeless classics like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to new classics like Heartburn, Working Girl and The Birdcage, Nichols could do […]

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