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The Arbor (Strand Releasing) — Clio Barnard’s experimental documentary about British playwright Andrea Dunbar is without question one of the more original and striking films released this year. If you haven’t seen it already, rectify that situation immediately. Read my HTN conversation with Barnard. Available on DVD.
Rebirth (Oscilloscope) — Jim Whitaker’s documentary certainly isn’t a feel-good affair—how could any honest film about 9/11 be anything but somber and heartbreaking?—yet he gracefully presents the stories of several survivors who have found the courage to carry on. Available on DVD.
A Horrible Way To Die (Anchor Bay) — Amy Seimetz delivers another extremely solid performance in this atmospheric low-budget dramatic thriller from Adam Wingard. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, or at Amazon Instant (BUY/RENT).
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United 93 (Universal) — Paul Greengrass’s visceral gut-punch of a drama recounts that fateful day of September 11, 2001, in a manner that just might very well make you sick to your stomach. Available on Blu-ray.
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