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Let's Start A Riot
Bruce McCulloch


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Charlie Lovett

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Leonard Cohen

Staff Pick

Yasmina Khadra
Dr Amin Jaafari is a well-known and respected surgeon in Israel.  He is also a Palestinian by birth.  An integration success story, he wins awards, has a large group of Israeli friends and lives in a wealthy neighbourhood with a lovely wife. His world falls apart when a suicide attack occurs and his wife is believed to be the bomber. He is stunned. He thought they were happy and he becomes obsessed with the mystery of how his beloved wife became radicalized. 

DVD of the Month

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, his adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.