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We Need to Talk About Kevin (Oscilloscope) — Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin is no less phantasmagorical than her similarly hallucinatory Morvern Callar, but with higher stakes. Tension—which is constant—is frequently announced sonically via high-pitched white noise and rumbling bass or, more often, through the color red: paint splattered on Eva’s window, stack upon stack of tomato soup. A harbinger as much as a hue, it’s a constant signifier of dread, confusion, and memories both beautiful and traumatic. This is a dense, overwhelming environment rife with stylistic flourishes doubling as sensory cues. The colors may not be monochrome, but the mood certainly is: deep unease. Read Michael Nordine’s full HTN review. Available on DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and at Amazon Instant.

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Too Late Blues (Olive Films) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Goon (Magnolia Pictures) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack.

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Silver Tongues (Virgil Films and Entertainment) — Available on DVD.

A Necessary Death (MPI Home Video) — Available on DVD.

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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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