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Pick of the Week

Hell And Back Again (Docurama) — In recent years American war docs have largely moved away from exposés on corruption and bad government policy. Instead, the focus has shifted to small, largely apolitical stories about life in the military and the human cost of war. Hell and Back Again raises the bar for the subgenre, taking the viewer front and center on the physical battlefield and deep into the complex and troubled psyche of a charismatic young soldier. Read Paul Sbrizzi’s full HTN review. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Recommended to Varying Degrees

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (New Video) — Available on DVD.

Essential Killing (New Video) — Available on DVD.

Today’s Special (New Video) — Available on DVD.

50/50 (Summit Entertainment) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Revenge of the Electric Car (Docurama) — Available on DVD.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

Annie Hall (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

Manhattan (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

Rebecca (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

Notorious (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

Spellbound (MGM) — Available on Blu-ray.

The Moment of Truth (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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

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

The Woman (The Collective) — Available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Paranormal Activity 3 (Paramount) — Available in the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo in DVD Packaging, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging.

Another Happy Day (Peace Arch Trinity) — Available on DVD.

Whistleblower (Fox) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

Wild Card of the Week

Restless (Sony Classics) — As a big, big fan of Gus Van Sant, the most gracious tag I can bestow upon this movie is “The Misfire of the 21st Century.” Be careful out there. Available on 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

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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——for more sporadic personal updates.

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