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All is Lost (Lionsgate) — J.C. Chandor + Robert Redford + an excellent score by Alex Ebert = one fierce movie. Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes


Red Flag/Rubberneck (New Video) — Alex Karpovsky! Twice! Alex! Alex! Karpovsky! Karpovsky! Alex Karpovsky! Alex Karpovsky! Available: DVD, Amazon Instant (Red Flag), Amazon Instant (Rubberneck), iTunes (Red Flag), iTunes (Rubberneck)

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

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Docurama) — Available: DVD

The Counselor (Fox) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes, iTunes (Unrated Extended Cut)

The Armstrong Lie (Sony) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

The Returned (Music Box) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray

How I Live Now (Magnolia) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Austenland (Sony) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

The Best Man Holiday (Universal) — Available: DVD, DVD/Blu-ray + Digital HD/UltraViolet, Amazon Instant, iTunes

The Human Scale (Kimstim) — Available: DVD

2 Jacks (Breaking Glass) — Available: DVD, iTunes

GBF (Vertical Entertainment) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

The Americans: Season One (Fox) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray

The Artist And The Model (Cohen Media Group) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes

Diana (Entertainment One) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Jewtopia (New Video) — Available: DVD, DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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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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