Category Archives: film

Diverse Materials for Kids

In light of recent events, I felt it was relevant and important for me to write about diverse materials for kids, in particular, books and movies that touch on race and sexual identity. Recently my library branch received numerous new books that … Continue reading

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That CAN’T be Maggie Smith!

Judging by the clamor, you’re ready for a follow-up to an earlier post devoted to actors and directors with someone else’s names. Today’s fun involves actors you’ve come to associate with roles of one kind performing in a way you … Continue reading

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Criterion, Part Infinitum…

Time for another jaunt into the “Criterion Collection” vaults—classic and contemporary films designated by the Criterion Company as the best of the best. The Dallas Public Library owns many of these unique titles on DVD, and I defy anyone not … Continue reading

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A Holiday Movie For Grownups

I almost used the title “An Adult Holiday Movie,” but that very much sends the wrong message (you think I’ll be recommending Bad Santa–if I’m lucky). I also thought of “The Holiday Movie That Time Forgot,” but that’s an overstatement. … Continue reading

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Classic Horror On Page & Screen For Halloween

Can you have Halloween without Edgar Allan Poe? If you’ve been paying attention this month, you know the Library’s answer to that question is “Absolutely not!” Why not kick it up a level by adding another Halloween mainstay: Vincent Price. The … Continue reading

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