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Pick of the Week
Hell And Back Again (Docurama) — In recent years American war docs have largely moved away from exposés on corruption and bad government policy. Instead, the focus has shifted to small, largely apolitical stories about life in the military and the human cost of war. Hell and Back Again raises the bar for the subgenre, taking the viewer front and center on the physical battlefield and deep into the complex and troubled psyche of a charismatic young soldier. Read Paul Sbrizzi’s full HTN review. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Recommended to Varying Degrees
New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray
Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna
Another Happy Day (Peace Arch Trinity) — Available on DVD.
Wild Card of the Week
Restless (Sony Classics) — As a big, big fan of Gus Van Sant, the most gracious tag I can bestow upon this movie is “The Misfire of the 21st Century.” Be careful out there. Available on 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo.