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Pick of the Week

Senna (Arc Entertainment) — I don’t like auto racing. At all. Which is why Senna, a look at the career of Brazilian Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, was the biggest surprise of Sundance. The film, which is comprised exclusively of archival footage of Senna’s life on and off the track, has it all; a hero, a villain, triumph, tragedy, redemption and a constant parade of visual thrills, including a lot of first person camera work from the driver’s seat of Senna’s car has he flies around the world’s most prestigious Formula One tracks. Senna is thrilling and contemplative all at once, everything you could want in a non-fiction film. Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant. (Tom Hall)


Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (Warner) — For someone like myself, who is 1) a terrible gambler, and 2) an even worse general rent payer/money maker, Bryan Storkel’s documentary is totally fascinating. Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant. (Tully)

Like Crazy (Paramount) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

To Catch A Thief (Paramount) — Available on Blu-ray.

The Deer Hunter (Universal) — Available in a Blu-ray/DVD 2-Pack.

The Jerk (Universal) — Available on DVD + Digital Copy.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Sony) — Available on Blu-ray.

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

Game Of Thrones: The Complete First Season (HBO) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Before Your Eyes (Film Movement) — Available on DVD.

The Search For One-Eye Jimmy (Lorber Films) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Wild Card of the Week

The Skin I Live In (Sony Classics) — The latest Pedro Almodovar film was dug by many viewers. I was left reaffirmed in my feeling that I have no idea what to make of his movies anymore. Available on DVD and 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Tully)

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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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