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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 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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