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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 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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