Movies for a rainy day

I'm at work today, but maybe you decided to stay at home and watch some movies on a rainy day. Monsoon season is here, and it could be raining somewhere right now. Here are some suggestions, both old and new... The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 version) I never saw the original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway…
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Thieves Like Us

Chris Dashiell has worked for the Library since 1997, and reviews films for Cinescene, KXCI Community Radio, and on Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Spotlight. The story of Thieves Like Us is an adaptation of Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night ('49), but Robert Altman's style and purpose couldn't be more different from that darkly romantic…
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Mumbo Gumbo

People can have strong opinions about okra; they often love it or hate it.  I happen to love the plant. It's tropical grace and beautiful mallow flowers swaying in the breeze, but have yet to be sold on the fruit.  This year I am determined to find a recipe that highlights the culinary beauty of okra, and…
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Musical Obsessions

Do you suffer from musical obsession? I enjoy different genres of music and a variety of artists, but I can become obsessed with a single artist or group and listen to their music almost exclusively for weeks. Jack White is one such obsession. It Might Get Loud There's nothing like a great documentary to fuel…
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