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The Act of Killing (New Video/Drafthouse Films) — With every scene, The Act of Killing reaffirms the vital, invigorating power of cinema. Read Jesse Klein’s full HTN review. [Tully Note: This was my number one overall film of 2013!] Available: DVD + Digital Copy, Blu-ray + Digital Copy, Amazon Instant, iTunes (Theatrical Cut), iTunes (Director’s Cut)

Highly Recommended

Top of the Lake (BBC Home Entertainment) — Jane Campion + Elisabeth Moss + Peter Mullan + New Zealand Noir = Yes, please!!! Available: DVD

We Are What We Are (Entertainment One) — Jim Mickle’s updating of the 2010 Spanish horror film by Jorge Michel Grau casts a truly dark pall. Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

The Wicker Man: The Final Cut (Lionsgate) — Available: Blu-ray

Throne of Blood (Criterion) — Available: Blu-ray/DVD, iTunes

Eclipse Series 40 – Late Ray (Criterion) — That would be the great Satyaji Ray, of course. Includes: The Home And The World, An Enemy of the People, and The Stranger. Available: DVD

Hail Mary (Cohen Media Group) — Available: Blu-ray

For Ever Mozart (Cohen Media Group) — Available: Blu-ray

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

Linsanity (Arc Entertainment) — Available: DVD, iTunes

The Happy House (First Run Features) — Available: DVD, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Key of Life (Film Movement) — Available: DVD

Inequality For All (Starz/Anchor Bay) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant, iTunes

Closed Circuit (Universal) — Available: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet, Amazon Instant, iTunes

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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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