Random Movie Monday

Happy finals season! This week’s random movie is DVD 9895, Silent Naruse, is a collection of two early works of Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse. The two films, Flunky, Work Hard and No Blood Relations are Naruse’s first two films. Both are silent films. Here’s our summary: Flunky, Work Hard (1931, 28 min): An atypical breezy […]

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Very DC New Acquisitions

We have two new DVD acquisitions today, both of which are very, very appropriate for DC. Vice (DVD 16238) On the Basis of Sex (DVD 16239) You can rent Vice now from the Media Services collection, and On the Basis of Sex on Sunday when I return it.

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TV Shows for Days

All of today’s new acquisitions are TV shows! We’ve got: The Americans: The Complete Final Season (DVD 14323) The Leftovers: The Complete First Season (DVD 16235) The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season (DVD 16236) The Leftovers: The Complete Third Season (DVD 16237)

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Random Movie Monday — Countdown to Zero

Good morning, and happy Monday! The AU campus has begun its own countdown to finals, so it’s probably appropriate that this week’s random movie– DVD 8043 — is a countdown to nuclear armageddon. Here’s our summary: Tracing the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations […]

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Random Movie Monday — Toxic Tears

With everything in bloom all over campus, today’s random movie focuses on the nastier side of modern agriculture. DVD 10641, Toxic Tears, focuses on the effects of monoculture in India. Here’s our summary: “The Green Revolution of the mid 20th Century was aimed at greatly reducing starvation in the Third World. But the high-yielding seeds […]

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Remembering Agnès Varda

On March 29th, the world lost Agnès Varda, one of the most quietly influential filmmakers of the 20th (and 21st) century. Varda, who released her first film in 1954, is considered by many to be the ‘godmother’ of French new Wave cinema, if not the first New Wave filmmaker. Her first film, La Pointe-Courte, predated […]

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Random Movie Monday — The Scientific Method

This is what Random Movie Monday is all about — digging up some obscure dvd we have in the collection. This week it’s DVD 13010, The Scientific Method. It’s a straight-up, no tricks educational video about… the scientific method. Originally released in 1996, it’s so obscure I can’t even find a trailer for it. If […]

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New Acquisitions!

Look at all the awesome DVDs we got in today! Home Use: Free Solo (DVD 16217) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (DVD 16218) Colette (DVD 16219) At Eternity’s Gate (DVD 16220) Crazy Rich Asians (DVD 16221) Crazy Rich Asians (BLU 16221) Shoplifters (DVD 16222) Boy Erased (DVD 16223) Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman […]

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