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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

"The Perfect Family" (May 4)

Kathleen Turner takes on her first lead role in almost two decades (!) with hilarious and poignant results in "The Perfect Family." Co-starring Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter and Richard Chamberlain, "The Perfect Family" centers on a devout Catholic suburban mom (Turner) who is forced to reconcile her conservative beliefs with her own family's out-there behavior. The film premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, and hits VOD the same day it opens in select theaters.

"Polisse" (May 25)

Last year's winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the French ensemble drama "Polisse," directed by French actress Maïwenn (who also stars in the film), lands on VOD shortly after opening in theaters via Sundance Selects. The film, which plays like France's answer to "The Wire," explores the personal lives and daily grind of the Parisian Child Protection Unit. Go HERE for Indiewire's review out of Cannes, where the drama world premiered.


Ryan Gosling narrates "#ReGENERATION," a timely documentary that takes an in-depth look at the reasons behind the Occupy Movement, and the current state of social activism in the US. Writer/director Philip Montgomery follows theee seperate stories to best highlight the current climate: a collective of musicians working outside the corporate system; a twenty-something conservative couple with a second child on the way; and a group of five high-school students struggling to figure out how they fit into society. Interspersed are interviews with scholars, social activists and media personalities, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Talib Kweli.



  • 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...