The Best of 2008?

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

These are just some of the favorites that appeared on DVD during the past year, and are now available at the Library for you to place on hold.

4 Months, 3 Weeks,and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks,and 2 Days
A dark, thoughtful Romanian film (is there any other kind?), set in the final days of the Ceausescu regime which revolves around the subject of abortion in a repressive environment.

Burn After Reading
The Coen brothers feed the paranoia about what happens within the Beltway, and do it in their typically grisly/funny fashion.

The Dark Knight
The late Heath Ledger isn’t the only reason to see this take on the Batman story, but he’s one of the main ones.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It was nice to see that there was still life in this franchise along with Harrison Ford and Karen Allen who run rings around Shia LaBeouf.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Woody Allen shows again that news of the death of his career was premature, with both Javier Bardem (completely recovered from his No Country for Old Men hairdo) and Penélope Cruz shown to especially good effect.