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by Nigel M Smith
May 2, 2012 11:07 AM
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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This May

On VOD this May: "Polisse," "Take This Waltz," "Bel Ami," "First Position" and "The Perfect Family"

Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this month to bring you 10 to look out for. Variety was key in selection, so you'll find everything from a gore fest set in a mental asylum, to a documentary on the world of poker, to Robert Pattinson's latest non-"Twilight" flick.

Here are the ten films to watch on VOD this May, in alphabetical order:

"All In: The Poker Movie" (May 1)

Hardcore poker players and anyone who enjoyed the Matt Damon-starring "Rounders," will no doubt want to seek out "All In: The Poker Movie," an entertaining look at how poker went on to come a nationally televised sport played and watched by millions. The film, directed by Douglas Tirola, takes aim at politicians -- through interviews with a slew of professional players and celebrities (including Damon, Kenny Rogers and "This American Life" host Ira Glass) -- who have managed to prevent millions from playing, and many from making a living via the game. HERE the director shares an exclusive scene from the film with Indiewire.

"Asylum Blackout" (May 4)

Previously titled "The Incident" back when it world premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, the re-titled "Asylum Blackout" follows three rockers, who work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum to pay the bills. When a storm black out the security system at the prison before dinner one night, the three are forced to fight for their survival and make it out of the asylum alive. Horror fans with an appetite for gore and unrelenting thrills won't want to miss this one.



  • Cod | May 2, 2012 11:50 PMReply

    SNOW ON THA BLUFF should be on that list!

  • brian fantana | May 2, 2012 5:59 PMReply

    Netflix is like pay tv - these movies will end up there after theatrical/vod (that is if the distributor doesn't have a pay tv deal in which case it will go there first after theatrical/vod/dvd)- in terms of Fandor I have never heard of any of their "recent" movies nor have I seen anything there that isn't a silent movie in the public domain - in terms of MUBI they don't show new movies - they are a Netflix for film geeks IF you live in a country outside of the US - they have very few films worthwhile watching here in the US

  • Cody Jarrett | May 2, 2012 5:20 PMReply

    I realize I'm a dumb ass, but just to define terms, what constitutes VOD, exactly? Is it just cable? None of these movies are available on Netflix or MUBI. I found "All In" on VUDU, but I can't seem to find "Take This Waltz" anywhere. Made a quick search for a couple on Fandor and came up empty. I don't want to give plugs to random services, but is there one that might have most of these movies?

  • David Glassman | May 2, 2012 11:22 AMReply

    That Kathleen Turner movie is a piece of trash and she is a has-been, hack actress.

  • jingmei | May 2, 2012 10:19 PM

    What's the matter between you and Kathleen Turner dude.

  • Frances | May 2, 2012 6:51 PM

    Is your comment based on her outward appearance or her acting ability?

  • Ouch | May 2, 2012 11:25 AM

    Tell us how you really feel...