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New DVDs

The Ferguson Library has a growing collection of contemporary and vintage feature films, as well as many instructional, performance arts, and documentary films.  Below is a selection of recently acquired DVDs recommended by our staff.  For downloadable movies, visit the Library's Hoopla page.

 

St. Vincent

A retired curmudgeon with a desire for alchohol and gambling finds himself the unlikely babysitter of a 12-year-old boy.  Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts; Directed by Theodore Melfi. 102 min., rated PG-13.


 

Traitors

To keep her parents from being evicted and to fund her punk band, Malika takes a job smuggling drugs over the mountains.  Starring Chaimae Ben Acha, Soufia Issami, and Mourade Zeguind; Directed by Sean Gullette. 83 min., unrated. 


The Guest

Mysterious deaths start to occur after a charming stranger is welcomed into the home of a family of a soldier killed in action.  Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, and Sheila Kelley; Directed by Adam Wingard.  101 min., rated R.


 

The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking is a young astrophysicist who, with the help of his wife, battles a devastating disease while developing a bold scientific theory.  Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones; Directed by James Marsh.  124 min., rated PG-13. 


Interstellar

As their time on earth comes to an end, a team of explorers seeks a new homeland in a place beyond the galaxy. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain;  Directed by Christopher Nolan.  168 min., rated PG-13. 


 

My Old Lady

When a man arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inherited from his father, he's surprised that the property comes with two live-in tenants.  Starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas;  Directed by Isreael Horovitz. 108 min., rated PG-13. 

 

The Drop

A bartender and his cousin run a bar that is used as a drop, funneling cash to the criminal underworld.  Starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini; Directed by Michael R. Roskam. 107 min., rated R. 

 

Annie

Annie is a tough foster kid whose life changes forever when she meets a wealthy man running for mayor of New York City.  Starring Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz; Directed by Will Gluck. 119 min., rated PG. 


The Two Faces of January

In 1962, American tourists are visiting the Parthenon when they encounter a scammer posing as a tour guide.  Starring Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen; Directed by Hossein Amini. 98 min., rated PG-13.

 


Jimi: All Is By My Side

Based on the life of Jimi Hendrix, a young back-up musician who became an international celebrity and rock legend.  Starring Andre Benjamin and Hayley Atwell; Directed by John Ridley. 118 min., rated R.

 

Life Itself

A documentary that examines the colorful life and times of film critic Roger Ebert, and explores his valiant struggle with cancer.  Featuring Roger Ebert and Chaz Ebert; Directed by Steve James.  120 min., rated R. 


 

Seven Warriors

Set in the warlord era, the story of desperate villagers who hire seven warriors to protect them from a deadly gang of pillaging soldiers.  Starring Tony Leung and Sammo Hung; Directed by Terry Tong.  96 min., unrated. 


The Interview

Comedy-satire in which the CIA recruits a talk-show host and his producer to assasinate the leader of North Korea.  Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Lizzy Caplan; Directed by Seth Rogen. 112 min., rated R.

 

 

The Homesman

Driven to madness by the harsh realities of frontier life, three pioneer women are transported to safety by a pious friend and a low-life drifter. Starring Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep; Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. 122 min., rated R.

God Help the Girl

Over the course of one summer in Glasgow, three rootless young people bond and decide to form a pop music group.  Starring Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, and Olly Alexande; Directed by Stuart Murdoch.  112 min., unrated. 

 


 

 

Imitation Game

In 1952, British authorities arrested  the brilliant mathematician and war hero, Alan Turing, on charges of “gross indecency.” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; Directed by Morten Tyldum.  113 min., rated PG-13.