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Feature Film Friday

Feature Film Friday: Swank Digital Campus Gets a New Look & Platform

By bschuck on September 23, 2016 2:38 PM | Permalink

Thanks to Swank Digital Films, we're able to offer a streaming video library of over 100 feature films for 24/7/365 access by the UNLV community.  Access on campus or login with your ACE account off campus, and choose from dozens of interesting titles in all genres, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, mysteries, action films, science fiction and much more.

For example, just the 'M' titles in the drama category alone include such fascinating films as:

Feature Film Friday: Games and Thrones

By bschuck on May 6, 2016 4:38 PM | Permalink

For those of you who can't get enough of Game of Thrones, here are some films from our collection featuring deadly games and throne-grabbing.


Julius Caesar, 1953William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

(1953, UNLV Media, 1st floor, PR2808.A23 M36 2006)

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar. Starring Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. [Catalog summary]


Feature Film Friday: A Cinematic, Psychosocial Tour of Europe

By bschuck on April 8, 2016 5:21 PM | Permalink

Feature Film Friday Road Edition"I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul." - Aleksandar Hemon, author, The Lazarus Project (2008)

These four award-winning films, each set in a capital of Europe, explore the deep interiors and exteriors of their characters' souls.

Midnight in Paris (2011)Midnight in Paris

(2011, UNLV Media, 1st floor, PN1995.9.C55 M537 2011)

Feature Film Friday: More Than Games

By HAoki on March 25, 2016 10:17 AM | Permalink

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 10,500 athletes are expected to compete from 206 different countries. From intimate stories of personal sacrifice to forceful impositions of nationalism, the Olympic games represent far more than international sporting competition. The following three films examine just some of the larger-than-life implications of the modern Olympics.

Feature Film Friday: The Truth Matters

By HAoki on March 4, 2016 10:11 AM | Permalink

With the presidential election cycle in full swing, much of what we hear from the candidates amounts to nothing more than name calling and toothless sound bites. The following films examine some of the crucial issues facing America and provide a substantive starting point for serious discussion. It isn’t about taking sides. It should be about working together for the good of all Americans and the world around us. Let’s all live up to the ideal of a United States (“Everyone For Themselves” was rejected back in 1776).

Feature Film Friday: Special Road Trip Edition

By bschuck on February 19, 2016 12:46 PM | Permalink

Feature Film Friday Road EditionOkay, so the semester is just getting into high gear and Spring Break is still a month away. Don't wait to take a road trip or two courtesy of the Libraries' film collection.

Corvette SummerCorvette Summer

(1978, UNLV Media, 1st floor, PN1995.9.C55 C68 2005)

Mark Hamill and Annie Potts make comedic and romantic sparks fly in a revved-up tale of car-brained Kenny, trailing a Corvette that's mysteriously boosted after his high school shop class restores it to perfection. [Catalog description]