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New and Reviewed on DVD For February 27th

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • February 27, 2013 3:15 PM
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  • 2 Comments
It’s a great week for home video releases, with a few of 2012’s best reviewed, heavily discussed, and most unforgettable films hitting DVD and Blu-ray starting today. The Criticwire Network has a lot to say about all of these films, so make sure you click on the titles below to redirect to the film's page and read more reviews.

Watch 'Jonathan Rosenbaum, Present,' A Video Interview Celebrating the Critic's 70th Birthday

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 27, 2013 10:27 AM
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  • 1 Comment
The author of "Placing Movies," "Essential Cinema," and many more on his life and career at age 70.

What Makes a Sequel Worthy of a 'Part 2' Title?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 26, 2013 3:54 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Can something really be the LAST exorcism part 2?

Film Critic Turned Author C. Robert Cargill's Top 5 Books

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 26, 2013 10:03 AM
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  • 0 Comments
Former Ain't It Cool News contributor turned "Sinister" screenwriter turned "Dreams and Shadows" novelists on the his favorite books of all time.

From the Wire: Sundance Film Critics Accused of Anti-Female Bias

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 5:20 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The Nation says critics "paid less sustained and thoughtful attention to the films’ craft" when said films were made by women rather than men.

The Criticwire Survey: The Oscars' Biggest Surprises

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 10:01 AM
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  • 1 Comment
We asked critics to predict the Academy Awards' biggest surprises. Let's see how they did.

'Argo' Wins Best Picture, I Lose My Oscar Pool

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 25, 2013 1:36 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Read the full results from this year's Oscars -- and see why I'm never to be trusted when it's time to best on the Oscars.

Weekend Reel Reads: Golden Statuette Edition

  • By Steve Greene
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  • February 24, 2013 2:51 PM
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  • 0 Comments
For your consideration -- five stories from around the web, with awards ceremony connections both explicit and tangential.

How to Win An Oscar Pool: Don't Listen to Me

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 22, 2013 3:58 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Seriously. I'm horrible at this. Look at my picks and then do the opposite.

Ken Loach Calls Film Critics "Stupid"

  • By Matt Singer
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  • February 22, 2013 1:16 PM
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  • 13 Comments
He says they didn't see the pro-CIA bias in "Zero Dark Thirty."

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