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Your Highness (Universal) — Read my semi-review of this subversive romp, which includes links to a somewhat extensive set report I embarked on during the film’s production. Then buy the Unrated version in the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Copy, or at Amazon Instant (BUY/RENT).

Recommended

Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff (Strand Releasing) — While this movie might not qualify as “great cinema,” merely listening to the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff reflect upon his storied career working in England and Hollywood makes this a must-see for anyone with an appreciation for cinema. It’s no wonder so many people wanted to work with Cardiff. Not only was he a charming, affable man, he was a brilliant creative technician who brought anything he touched to much fuller life. Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

New/Old to Blu-ray Pick(s) of the Week

The Battle of Algiers (Criterion) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

Dead Man (Echo Bridge) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

Dazed and Confused (Universal) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Universal) — Buy it on Blu-ray.

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

Super (MPI Home Video) — Buy it on DVD, Blu-ray, or at Amazon Instant (BUY/RENT).

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (Lorber Films) — Buy it on DVD.

Paul (Universal) — Buy the Unrated version in the following formats: DVD, 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy, or at Amazon Instant (BUY/RENT).

Wild Card of the Week

The Last Godfather (Roadside Attractions) — Buy it on DVD or at Amazon Instant (BUY/RENT).

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Michael Tully was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest—http://blogs.indiewire.com/tully—for more sporadic personal updates.

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