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Sunlight Jr. (Gravitas) — Laurie Collyer’s film touches on many things: the economy of Southern Florida, living with a disability, the foster care system, not to mention relationships, family, and having faith in other people. To reduce the film’s meaning to any one of these flattens its complexity. But what resonated most with me, and what has been conspicuously absent from other readings of the film, is Collyer’s representation of pro-choice politics. Read Susanna Locascio’s full HTN review. Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes


Blue Jasmine (Sony) — Available: DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy, Blu-ray + UltraViolet Digital Copy, Amazon Instant, iTunes

In A World… (Sony) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

Nostalghia (Kino Classics) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray

La Vie de Bohème (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes

It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD

Cat People: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory) — Available: Blu-ray

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

Captain Phillips (Sony) — Available: DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy, iTunes

Bad Milo! (Magnolia) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes

Old Goats (Music Box Films) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Instructions Not Included (Lionsgate) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Charlie Countryman (Millennium) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Freezer (Anchor Bay) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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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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