2012 Staff Film Picks

In late 2012, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite feature films, documentaries and television shows viewed during the year. 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!


Cover of Hugo  
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Descendants. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
50/50. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hugo. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

The Big Lebowski. 1998.
DVD
               Selected by Allison A.
     
Cover of Pariah  
Beasts of the Southern Wild. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hanna. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Martha Marcy May Marlene. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Pariah. 2011.
DVD
Perks of Being a Wallflower. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Friday Night Lights. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Amita L.
     
Cover of Moneyball  
The Dark Knight Rises. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Girls: Season One. 2012.
DVD
Moneyball. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
A Separation. 2011.
DVD
Veep: Season One. 2012.
DVD
 
               Selected by Annabelle M.
     
Cover of Ted  
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. 2012.
DVD
Savages. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Ted. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Think Like a Man. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

American Streetballers. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Athens M.
     
Cover of No Time for Sergeants  
Best older movie discovered this year...

No Time for Sergeants. 1958.
DVD
               Selected by Bill N.
     
Cover of Glee: Season 3  
The Devil Inside. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Glee: Season 3. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hunger Games. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Lucky One. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
21 Jump Street. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Beneath the Blue. 2010.
DVD
               Selected by Bill O.
     
Cover of The Master  
Argo. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hunger Games. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Master. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Bruce B.
     
Cover of Flight  
Argo. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Flight. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Lincoln. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Camille C.
     
Cover of The Man from Beijing  
A Better Life. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hysteria. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Man From Beijing. 2011.
DVD
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Skyfall. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Dial M for Murder. 1954.
DVD
               Selected by Cecilia C.
     
Cover of Woody Allen: A Documentary  
Louder Than a Bomb. 2012.
DVD
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Parks and Recreations. Season Four. 2012.
DVD
Woody Allen: A Documentary. 2012.
DVD

Best older movie discovered this year...

Tell Them Anything You Want. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Cheryl S.
     
Cover of the Interrupters  
Argo. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Interrupters. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Lincoln. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Robot and Frank. 2012.
DVD

Best older movie discovered this year...

Arranged. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Deborah G.
     
Cover of American Horror Story  
American Horror Story. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Cabin in the Woods. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Marvel’s The Avengers. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Jessi S.
     
Cover of Casino Royale  
Dirty Girl. 2010.
DVD
Mister Rogers and Me. 2010.
DVD
Oranges and Sunshine. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movies discovered this year...

Casino Royale. 2006.
DVD and Blu-ray
Globe Trekker DVD Series: The Spanish Islands. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Jessica G.
     
Cover of Midnight in Paris  
Endeavour. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hugo. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Midnight in Paris. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Pirates: Band of Misfits. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Secret World of Arrietty. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Inside Job. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Joey L.
     
Cover of The Iron Lady  
Bridesmaids. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Descendants. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Hugo. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Iron Lady. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Midnight in Paris. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Sixty Six. 2006.
DVD
               Selected by Julie M.
     
Cover of Moonrise Kingdom  
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Safety Not Guaranteed. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Dark Knight Rises. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Kevin T.
     
Cover of Le Havre  
Le Havre. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Louie: First Season. 2010.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Margaret. 2011.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Pariah. 2011.
DVD
A Separation. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Cloud 9. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Lee L.
     
Cover of The Perks of Being a Wallflower  
The Cabin in the Woods. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Damsels in Distress. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Ruby Sparks. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Your Sister's Sister. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Submarine. 2010.
DVD
               Selected by Louise T.
     
Cover of Ruby Sparks  
Elena. 2011.
DVD
Le Havre. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Margaret. 2011.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Ruby Sparks. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
A Separation. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

The Return. 2003.
DVD
               Selected by Lukie M.
     
Cover of Prometheus  
The Amazing Spider-Man. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Argo. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Marvel’s The Avengers. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Pirates! Band of Misfits. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Prometheus. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story. 2007.
DVD
               Selected by Lynnanne P.
     
Cover of My Afternoons with Margueritte  
Bride Flight. 2008.
DVD and Blu-ray
Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. 1984.
DVD
Madame Bovary. 2000.
DVD
My Afternoons with Margueritte. 2010.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Sunday in New York. 1963.
DVD
               Selected by Marilee H.
     
Cover of In Darkness  
Chimpanzee. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Downton Abbey. Season Two. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
In Darkness. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Midnight in Paris. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
A Separation. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

I Am. 2010.
DVD
               Selected by Megan R.
     
Cover of The Adventures of Tintin  
The Adventures of Tintin. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Jiro Dreams of Sushi. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Parks and Recreations. Season Four. 2012.
DVD
Marvel’s The Avengers. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Sherlock. Season Two. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Mikael J.
     
Cover of Sherlock: Season Two  
Downton Abbey. Season Two. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Sherlock. Season Two. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

The Artist. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
               Selected by Nancy H.
     
Cover of The Hunger Games  
Doctor Who: Series 7, Part 1. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hunger Games. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Marvel’s The Avengers. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Sherlock. Season Two. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...
 
Seven Minutes in Heaven. 2009.
DVD
               Selected by Sharon W.
     
Cover of Jiro Dreams of Sushi  
Jiro Dreams of Sushi. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Weight of the Nation. 2012.
DVD
               Selected by Sheila D.
     
Cover of The Cabin in the Woods  
The Cabin in the Woods. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Coriolanus. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Queen of Versailles. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Too Big to Fail. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Young Adult. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Daria: The Complete Animated Series. 1997.
DVD
               Selected by Steven J.
     
Cover of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Call the Midwife. Season One. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Downton Abbey. Season Two. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
The Hunger Games. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Summer Hours. 2008.
DVD
               Selected by Terry R.
     
Cover of Take Shelter  
The Cabin in the Woods. 2011.
DVD and Blu-ray
Moonrise Kingdom. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray
Take Shelter. 2012.
DVD and Blu-ray

Best older movie discovered this year...

Kiss Me Deadly. 1995.
DVD
               Selected by Toby G.