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by Nigel M Smith
June 29, 2012 12:13 PM
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The Top 10 Indies to Watch on VOD This July

"The Good Doctor" (July 27)

Orlando Bloom and up-and-comer Riley Keough ("Magic Mike") star in this medical thriller from Lance Daly ("Kisses") about an ambitious first year medical resident (Bloom) who's dead set on impressing his colleagues, no matter the consequences. Keough plays the beautiful teenager who's put under his care after being admitted for a kidney infection. Be sure to avoid "The Good Doctor" if you plan to visit the hospital anytime soon. Otherwise, you're good.

"Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (July 18)

From visionary auteur Takashi Miike ("13 Assassins") comes another samurai tale about a mysterious warrior who arrives at the doorstep of his feudal lord, only to request an honorable death by ritual suicide in his courtyard. The lord threatens him with the brutal tale of Motome, a desperate young ronin who made a similar request with ulterior motives, only to meet a grisly end. Undaunted, the samurai begins to tell a story of his own. Cue the surprise revelations and sword fights!

"Klown" (July 27)

Based on a six-season Danish series of the same name, "Klown" stars standup comics Frank Hvan and Caspar Christensen as fictionalized versions of themselves. When Hvan's girlfriend tells him that he's not fit for fatherhood, he kidnaps his nephew and takes him on a debaucherous camping trip with his friend (Christensen). A whole lot of mayhem ensues. "The premise recalls Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip," which consolidated a miniseries starring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon into feature-length format," wrote Eric Kohn in his review. "While Winterbottom punctuated the comedy with moments of serious introspection, "Clown" director Mikkel Nørgaard strings his episodic adventure together by never slowing down."

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  • Michael Hawley | June 29, 2012 8:25 PMReply

    I really like this monthly feature. It would be helpful, however, if you also listed the available VOD platform(s) for each film so we wouldn't have to go hunting for it/them.