Jun 01

June Weddings

Whether you’re a heart on your sleeve love weddings or more of a roll your eye kind of person, this list of best wedding films covers everything from conventional to quirky from old-fashioned to modern. Have we covered all the bases?

27 Dresses
After the Wedding
American Wedding
Best Man
Bridesmaids
Cloudburst
Corpse Bride
Emma
Father of the Bride (original and remake)
Graduate
I Do
Love Actually
Mamma Mia!
Meet the Fockers
Melancholia
Monsoon Wedding
Monster in-Law
Muriel’s Wedding
My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Philadelphia Story
Princess Bridge
Rachel Getting Married
Royal Wedding
Runaway Bride
Sex and the City
Shrek
Sound of Music
Steel Magnolias
Sweet Home Alabama
Wedding Banquet
Wedding Crashers
Wedding Date
Wedding Planner
Wedding Singer

Find these films in our DVD collection at either location.

May 26

Happy Memorial Day

We honor all Americans who have sacrificed their lives this Memorial Day 2018.

From Consequences of Sound,

The war film has been around since the earliest days of cinema. In America alone, films like All Quiet on the Western Front have chronicled the human experiences of battle for nearly a century now, attempting to capture something which can never be truly understood except by those who have lived it and lived to tell those stories after the fact. While some films favor the chronicling of battle, and others take a more human approach to the effects of war and its aftermath, the war film is a unique genre in that it has often come to inform the ways in which civilians and servicemen alike understand the purpose and functions of domestic and international conflict. For better and worse, they play a role in informing how history is understood and digested by people from all walks of life.

Here are the ten films Consequences of Sound chose from each American war:

John Adams (2008)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Glory (1989)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
MASH (1970)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Three Kings (1999)
The Hurt Locker (2009)

Find these films in our DVD collection

 

Apr 13

Phantom Thread

Daniel Day-Lewis’ supposed final film, Phantom Thread releases this week on disk. Lesley Manville co-stars along with Vicky Krieps. Paul Thomas Anderson directs. From DVDreleasedates,

Reynolds Woodstock and his sister Cyril are living in 1950’s post-war London. As a dressmaker, Woodstock is constantly winning over the hearts of women who just want a taste of the wealthy bachelor. Until one day Woodstock meets Alma, a woman whose strong will and demeanor sets her apart from the rest. Fixated on her charm and beauty, Alma quickly becomes the muse of Woodstock’s life, transforming his crass perception of love into an honorable way of life.

Find Phantom Thread in our catalog.

Mar 23

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

France’s selection for Best Foreign film didn’t win an Oscar, but swept the Cesar Awards (France’s Oscars) this year including Best Picture. BPM (Beats Per Minute) chronicles the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990’s right before the drugs were released which would save millions of lives worldwide. With a 99% critics rating from Rotten Tomatoes,

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Watch BPM on DVD from the library’s collection.

Feb 07

Staff Favorites: Movies 2017

We gathered a list of favorite films from your full and part-time staff at Fairfield Public Library for 2017. Pretty sure there’s something on this list for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Movie Favorites 2017

13th
20th Century Women
A Dog’s Purpose
A Quiet Passion
Accountant
All Eyez On Me
Arrival
Atomic Blonde
Baby Driver*
Beauty & the Beast*
Belko Experiment
The Big Sick*
Book of Henry
Chips
Churchill
Collateral Beauty*
Dr. Strange
Dunkirk
Eagle Huntress
Fantastic Beasts…
Get Out*
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures*
I Am Not Your Negro*
IT
John Wick 2
Julieta
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Kingsman:The Golden Circle
Lady Bird
LEGO Batman Movie
Lion
Logan*
Logan Lucky
The Lost City of Z
Manchester by the Sea*
Masterminds
Moonlight
O.J.: Made in America
Okja
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Pitch Perfect 3
Rogue One
The Shack*
Split
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Strong Island
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Why Him?
The Wizard of Lies
Wonder
Wonder Woman*
Zero Days

*more than one vote

Jan 24

Film Series: Seeing Ourselves in Film: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Seeing Ourselves in Film continues a conversation we began last Fall during the John Sayles’ Independent Director series: “what does it mean to be an American?”

This Winter and Spring we will look at one film from each decade 1940’s – 2010’s. We will ask ourselves:
How does Hollywood depict Americans in this film?
What happened during this decade which helped create this film?
Does Hollywood influence or reflect changes in culture? Or both?

Click on image below to register:

Jan 23

Oscar Season 2018

Oscar season is upon us. We do a fun-filled Oscar program each year at the library, How to Win Your Oscar Pool. Please join us this year as we honor #TimesUp with an all female review panel.

Click here to register.

The nominations were announced today. Who do you think will win Best Picture?

Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk (already in the library’s collection)
Get Out (already in the library’s collection)
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Dec 27

Vintage 2017

2017: was it a good year for film?

Certainly television continues to rule the roost with outstanding new series and seasons including those available on DVD through the library:
American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson
Big Little Lies: Season 1
Broadchurch: Season 3
Fargo: Season 2
The Great British Baking Show: Season 1, 2, and 3
Home Fires: Season 1, and 2
Orange is the New Black: Season 5
Prime Suspect Tennison Season 1
Rectify: Season 4

Hollywood, Foreign, Independent and Documentaries continued churning out this year. Browse the list below, all of which are in the catalog:

The Official Top 40 biggest selling DVDs/Blu-rays of 2017 so far
1             Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
2             Beauty And The Beast (2017)
3             Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
4             Bridget Jones’s Baby
5             Moana
6             Trolls
7             Sing
8             Guardians Of The Galaxy – Vol 2
9             Doctor Strange
10           The Girl On The Train
11           Logan
12           La La Land
13           Hacksaw Ridge
14           Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar
15           Fifty Shades Darker
16           The Lego Batman Movie
17           T2 Trainspotting
18           Arrival
19           Inferno
20           Kong – Skull Island
21           The Magnificent Seven
22           Jack Reacher – Never Go Back
23           The Boss Baby
24           Suicide Squad
25           Sully – Miracle On The Hudson
26           Deepwater Horizon
27           Passengers
28           Finding Dory
29           The Secret Life Of Pets
30           John Wick – Chapter 2
31           A Street Cat Named Bob
32           Trainspotting
33           Assassin’s Creed
34           The Great Wall
35           Alien – Covenant
36           John Wick
37           Storks
38           Underworld – Blood Wars
39           Bad Moms
40           The Accountant

 

Nov 20

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 5 pm and all day Thursday and Friday as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. While our physical doors are closed, take some time to discover our digital resources available 24/7 from home or on the road. All you need is an Internet connection and a valid Fairfield Public Library card. Discover

Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks (download their new app: Libby)
hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, comics, streaming movies, television shows, and music.
RB Digital for e-magazines, audiobooks, and ebooks
Freegal for digital music
Databases for research (including Consumer Reports, Morningstar, Valueline, Reference USA, and Mango Languages to name a few)
Lynda.com for how-to technology and business instruction.