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Pick of the Week

Medium Cool (Criterion) — Haskell Wexler’s groundbreaking hybrid drama from 1969 has finally gotten the Criterion treatment. If you haven’t seen this film, rectify that situation immediately. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.


Last Kind Words (Image Entertainment) — Filmmaker Kevin Barker follows up his excellent documentary The Family Jams with this Southern Gothic dramatic thriller. Available on DVD.

Side Effects (Open Road) — And by “recommended” I mean: Steven Soderbergh’s twisty thriller is likely best appreciated on a couch one hungover Saturday afternoon when you’re too lazy to flip the channel over to the Lifetime Movie Network or Cinemax. Available on DVD, Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet, and at Amazon Instant.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

Neighboring Sounds (Cinema Guild) — Now available on Blu-ray.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Shout! Factory) — Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

The Burning (Shout! Factory) — Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

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

The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (Eagle Rock Entertainment) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Yossi (Strand Releasing) — Available on DVD.

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

Struck By Lightning (New Video) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

The ABCs of Death (Magnolia) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and at Amazon Instant.

Parker (FilmDistrict) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

Stand Up Guys (Lionsgate) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, 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——for more sporadic personal updates.

  • stevenstevo

    Indeed, another great list. And I just saw that Neighboring Sounds was made available on Netflix Instant today. I know what I am doing tonight.

    May 22, 2013
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