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The Law In These Parts (Cinema Guild) — What makes Ra’anan Alexandrowicz and Liran Atzmor’s The Law In These Parts such a smart and provocative and vital film isn’t that it is an outright condemnation of Israel—or should I say it isn’t a condemnation of these doughy white men in particular. This doesn’t lessen the blow, however, for the film’s more unfortunate lesson is that the multi-faceted, murky vagueness of the Palestinian occupation was manipulated and supported by Israeli powers-that-be in a numerous different ways. If the situation were simply black-or-white, it might be easier to swallow. But it is ugly-and-broad-and-gray, and that only adds to the oppressive atmosphere. Read the full HTN review. Available on DVD.

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Breaking Bad – The Fifth Season (Sony) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Scum: Remastered Edition (Kino Lorber) — Alan Clarke for the win every single time! Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Warm Bodies (Summit Entertainment) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

Brooklyn Castle (Millennium) — Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.

It’s A Disaster (Oscilloscope) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Monk (New Video) — Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.

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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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