2008 Staff Film Picks

In early 2009, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite feature films, documentaries and television shows viewed in 2008. Here are the results!

Click on the format designation to check the status of the film in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


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Across the Universe. 2007.
DVD
Kung Fu Panda. 2008.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
The Secret Life of Bees. 2008.
DVD
Sweeney Todd. 2007.
DVD
WALL-E. 2008.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Amanda O.
     
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The Band's Visit. 2007.
DVD
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. 2007.
DVD
Lars and the Real Girl. 2007.
DVD
No Country for Old Men. 2007.
DVD
The Savages. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Annabelle M.
     
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American Gangster. 2007.
DVD
Death at a Funeral. 2007.
DVD
A Good Year. 2006.
DVD
In Bruges. 2008.
DVD
Lars and the Real Girl. 2007.
DVD
The Visitor. 2007.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Cecilia C.
     
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The Believer. 2001.
DVD
Donnie Darko. 2001.
DVD
Lars and the Real Girl. 2007.
DVD
A Streetcar Named Desire. 1951.
DVD
Time of Favor. 2000.
DVD
               Selected by Cheryl S.
     
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The Dark Knight. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Game Plan. 2007.
DVD
Iron Man. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Holly J.
     
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Colonial House. 2004.
DVD
Hula Girls. 2006.
DVD
Ikiru. 1952.
DVD
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. 2007.
DVD
Monsieur Verdoux. 1947.
DVD
               Selected by Joey L.
     
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4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days. 2007.
DVD
Helvetica. 2007.
DVD
Lars and the Real Girl. 2007.
DVD
Savages. 2007.
DVD
The Visitor. 2007.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Lee L.
     
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The Celebration. 1998.
DVD
In the Mood for Love. 2000.
DVD
Margot at the Wedding. 2007.
DVD
What's Up, Doc? 1972.
DVD
Zelary. 2003.
DVD
               Selected by Lukie M.
     
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The Rape of Europa. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Marilee H.
     
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Arranged. 2007.
DVD
The Band's Visit. 2007.
DVD
The Cup. 1999.
DVD
Cup Final. 1991.
DVD
Once. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Maryann M.
     
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. 2007.
DVD
Chicago 10. 2007.
DVD
Encounters at the End of the World. 2007.
DVD
No Country for Old Men. 2007.
DVD
There Will Be Blood. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Matt M.
     
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The Edge. 1999.
DVD
In Bruges. 2008.
DVD
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. 2006.
DVD
30 Rock: Season 1. 2006-2007.
DVD
30 Rock: Season 2. 2007-2008.
DVD
La Vie en Rose. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Pam W.
     
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The Band's Visit. 2007.
DVD
Once. 2006.
DVD
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1965. 2007.
DVD
Savages. 2007.
DVD
There Will Be Blood. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Pat Gr.
     
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Breach. 2007.
DVD
Charlie Wilson's War. 2007.
DVD
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. 2007.
DVD
Michael Clayton. 2007.
DVD
WALL-E. 2008.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Ricki N.
     
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Flight of the Red Balloon. 2007.
DVD
Frozen River. 2008.
DVD
Happy-Go-Lucky. 2008.
DVD
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Tell No One. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Sharon W.
     
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Mansfield Park. 2008.
DVD
Northanger Abbey. 2008.
DVD
Persuasion. 2008.
DVD
Sense & Sensibility. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Sheila D.
     
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Hairspray. 2007.
DVD
Juno. 2007.
DVD
The Orphanage. 2007.
DVD
The Rape of Europa. 2006.
DVD
Sweeney Todd. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Steven J.
     
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The Great Debaters. 2007.
DVD
Mad Men, Season One. 2007.
DVD
Mamma Mia! 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Volver. 2006.
DVD
WALL-E. 2008.
Youth DVD and Youth Blu-ray
               Selected by Terry R.
     
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Brand Upon the Brain!: A Remembrance in 12 Chapters. 2006.
DVD
Control. 2007.
DVD
In Bruges. 2008.
DVD
Sunshine. 2007.
DVD
The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Toby G.