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Pick of the Week

In Another Country (Lorber Films) — Full disclosure: I have only seen the first 23 minutes of Hong Sang-soo’s movie, because the screener I was watching kept funking up at that point. But based on that first act alone, I feel no shame in making this the Pick of The Week. More importantly, I can’t wait to get my hands on an unscratched copy that will play all the way through! Available on DVD.


Hyde Park on Hudson (Universal) — In his “My Year In Film: A Memoir of Sorts” over at Filmmaker Magazine, HTN contributor Brandon Harris wrote this (slightly edited here!): Roger Michell’s vastly underrated Hyde Park on Hudson, which I discovered on a wintery night in an Opera House along a narrow canal in northeastern Poland just after Thanksgiving, got me thinking about the ways that sex has little to do with public performance, or at least should. Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

Naked Lunch (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Gate of Hell (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Down The Shore (Starz/Anchor Bay) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

Stevie Nicks: Through the Looking Glass (PRIDE) — Available on DVD.

Womb (Olive Films) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Reincarnated (Alliance Ent Special) — Available on DVD.

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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