Kim’s Picks

Last Night in Soho

Thomasin Mackenzie (JoJo Rabbit) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) feed off each other in this unsettling paean to London’s swingin’ sixties–although it moves back and forth between past and present.

The Black Death:  The World’s Most Devastating Plague by Dorsey Armstrong

Author and narrator Armstrong is a Purdue University professor well-versed in medieval history and herein describes the plague(s) that devastated Europe in the mid-14th century and makes a cogent case for the “original” pandemic (1347-1351) as a prime cause of the Renaissance. 

Eric’s Picks

Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza follows the misadventures of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine: two young people fumbling into adulthood as they bounce from one odd job to another in the San Fernando Valley of the 1970s. Masterfully directed by one of this era’s most prolific filmmakers: Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood), the film will transport you to back to your own youth, no matter when you grew up. You will laugh, cringe, and maybe even shed a tear watching these two make an array of embarrassingly relatable mistakes that come with falling in love for the very first time.

Fever to Tell / The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fever to Tell is not just one of the best debut albums by a band, it may be one of the best indie-rock albums ever recorded, PERIOD. This is one of those very rare albums where every single track is an absolute banger. Tracks include: “Y Control”, “Pin”, “Black Tongue”, “Rich”, and the smash hit single “Maps”. Between her incredible vocals and her electrifying stage presence: Karen Oh remains one of the most unique frontwomen in the rock scene and this album is where it all began.

Felicia’s Picks

Fallen Angels

A gorgeous, surreal movie, with a suprising emotional core. A bit difficult to describe, but an all time favorite film of mine.

Little dark age / MGMT

One of the best albums to come out of the 80s synthpop revival of the late 2010s.

Jessie’s Picks

The Monument’s Men

This movie, which has a great cast, is based on the true story of a group of art experts that tries to save Europe’s art masterpieces from the Nazis.  If you like the movie, try the book to learn more!

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimplernel is an Englishman that uses a variety of disguises and methods to save French aristocrats during the French revolution.  Ralph Cosham does a great job narrating this classic with the English and French accents.  

By Eric

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