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Online Displays for Music and Videos: Our Staff Picks

 

   

Claire's Pick

Death on the Nile (2022)

"Death on the Nile is a live action movie based on Agatha Christie's famous book of the same name. In this mystery, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), a detective, becomes wrapped up in a murder on a glamorous boat during a wealthy couple's honeymoon. The picture-perfect honeymoon soon becomes filled with tragic death and looming fear."

 

Preity's Pick

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"A newly-possessed high-school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?"

 

Connor's Pick

The Lighthouse (2019)

"Lighthouse keepers ("wickies") Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) and Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) spend an increasingly tense month together tending a remote lighthouse off the coast of New England. Long-standing tensions finally erupt into an flurry of drinking and violence. Shot in black and white and filled with pirate-like accents, sea shanties, and mythological symbolism, this film was written, directed, and produced by Robert Eggers, who also made The Witch and The Northman."

 

Cindy's Pick

El Camino (2007)

"Saslaya, a 12-year-old girl, escapes from her native Nicaragua with her little brother in search of their mother, who emigrated 8 years ago to neighboring Costa Rica. The film merges a reality for many children in Nicaragua with poetry and fiction. The director Yasin Gutiérrez has conducted years of research on the children left behind by immigrants."

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Yasi has an interesting background and other superb films. Here is a link if you want to read more about her: http://www.ishtaryasin.com/bio.html

This film can be used for different subjects such as, immigration, children, social issues, Central American Studies, and more.

 

 

Alanna's Pick

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

 "The thrilling sci-fi series comes to an end with this action-packed tale based on the third and final book in James Dashner's trilogy of young adult novels. The heroic Thomas and his friends undertake a dangerous mission to bring down the evil agency WCKD once and for all. But is Thomas also the key to a cure for the deadly virus that turns humans into zombie-like monsters? This film is filled with action and suspense as these friends navigate challenges, betrayal, and opposition."

 

Macy's Pick

Cabaret (1972)

"Berlin, 1931. As Nazism rises in Germany, flamboyant American Sally Bowles sings in a decadent nightclub and falls in love with a British language teacher-- whom she shares with a homosexual German baron. But Sally's small, carefree, tolerant and fragile cabaret world is about to be crushed under the boot of the Nazis as Berlin becomes a trap from which Sally's German friends will not escape in this ground-breaking, blockbuster film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret."

     

 

Pico's Pick

Inception (2010)

"Dom Cobb is the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious while a person is dreaming. Cobb’s rare ability has made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Cobb and his team are faced with an impossible task; planting an idea deep in someone's mind while they're dreaming, but the team is hindered by an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming."