Booksmart

Booksmart, the directorial debut of the actress Olivia Wilde, was charming as hell. Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever star as Molly and Amy, two friends and straight-A students on the eve of high school graduation who realize their academic drive kept them from enjoying the more party-heavy pursuits of their peers. They seek to remedy … Continue reading Booksmart

Refer Madness: Librarian as Point Guard

Refer Madness spotlights strange, intriguing, or otherwise noteworthy stories from the library reference desk. On Tuesday I hosted a discussion at the library on the films of 2018. It was an informal time to swap favorites (or least favorites) from the year, and discuss the Oscar nominations that had just been announced. Opinions abounded, of … Continue reading Refer Madness: Librarian as Point Guard

Why I love Kanopy, Hum, and System Information

Want to give some love to three services I've enjoyed lately: Kanopy Kanopy is a free streaming service available through your public library. (If it isn't, ask them to get it!) Abundant with titles from A24, The Criterion Collection, and other high-quality providers, it's rife with a delightful array of foreign films, indies, and documentaries … Continue reading Why I love Kanopy, Hum, and System Information