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Project Nim (Lionsgate) — To its tremendous credit, Project Nim does not presume to make a political case for anything more than the experience and feelings of its animal subject; there may be no more potent form of cinematic advocacy than bringing into full view the emotional life of a subject that is otherwise unknowable. Marsh utilizes the full arsenal of cinematic tools at his disposal, from fictional recreations to the emotional hearsay of human subjects, to give voice to an amazing animal who, despite his attempts at language acquisition, was never given a voice of his own. Read Tom Hall’s full HTN review. Available on DVD and Amazon Instant.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

La Jetee/Sans Soleil (Criterion) — Now available on Blu-ray (and previously available on DVD).

Story of a Love Affair (Lorber Films) — Available in a 2-DVD Special Edition.

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

Downtown Abbey: Season 2 (PBS) — Seriously, what is the deal with this show? I guess there’s only one way to find out—by actually watching it—but from afar, the obsessive enthusiasm has me quite flabbergasted. Available on DVD.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (New Line) — Available in the following formats: 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy; 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy; Movie-Only Blu-ray Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy; DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy; DVD; and at Amazon Instant.

Karen Cries on the Bus (Film Movement) — Available on DVD.

Vasermil (Film Movement) — Available on DVD.

Knuckle (Arc Entertainment) — 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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