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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) Blu Ray (Indicator)

Paul Newman directed his wife Joanne Woodward and daughter Nell Potts in this sad but surprisingly funny and rewarding drama examining both the inherent psychological abuse within a broken family and the beacon of hope brought by education.

Nell Potts in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

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Night of the Living Dead (1968) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

George A. Romero’s debut caused the zombie to rise from the grave in its modern, flesh-craving incarnation. Despite its low-budget rough edges it still holds up exceptionally well as both horror and Lord of the Flies-style social commentary.

Duane Jones in George Romero's Night of the Living Dead

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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning


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Hell Drivers (1957) Blu Ray (Network)

Action-packed Cy Endfield trucker drama may be dated on the action front, but its commentary is still very relevant.

Hell Drivers made Stanley Baker into a star

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​Hell or High Water (2016) Blu Ray (Studiocanal)

An engrossing western homage set in post-financial crash modern America.

Ben Foster in Hell of High Water

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​Kes (1969) Blu Ray (Eureka Masters of Cinema)

The quintessential Ken Loach film gets a superb treatment here.

The social realism of Kes

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