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New and Reviewed on DVD For February 27th

Criticwire By Forrest Cardamenis | Criticwire February 27, 2013 at 3:15PM

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.
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"Holy Motors."
"Holy Motors."

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.

"Holy Motors”
Criticwire Average: A- (117 ratings)

"'Holy Motors’ is a mesmerizing and beautiful film from director Leos Carax. Original and unpredictable, the film is a love letter to cinema and everything that it can do. Denis Lavant gives a performance that is not to be missed in a film that will have you talking and wanting to go back for more.” -- Zac Oldenburg, Having Said That

"A Simple Life”
Criticwire Average: A (9 ratings)

“Easily one of the most remarkably honest and heartbreaking films of the year, Hui's latest captures the essence of life and death and shares it in such an engaging way it's almost impossible not to become besotted with its simple, yet life-affirming tale.” -- Patrick Gamble, CineVue

"The Master"
Criticwire Average: A- (133 ratings)

“Anderson’s film is epic in scope but also intimate, told in loving close-ups whose high resolution, like the processing to which Dodd subjects his followers, reveals the great scope and detail of its characters.” -- Pat Padua, Dcist

"How to Survive a Plague"
Criticwire Average: A- (54 ratings)

“In keeping with the inspirational nature of its subject, this film takes an approach to science and politics that invites the viewer in, making complex stories accessible without ever becoming boring.” -- Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

"The Loneliest Planet"
Criticwire Average: B+ (43 ratings)

"'The Loneliest Planet' internalizes the inward trials that accompany a long journey by foot, and treat it with the sensitivity it requires…[Loktev] delves deep into the lives of three imperfect people, and finds depth through observant specificity." -- Alan Zilberman, Brightest Young Things

This article is related to: Holy Motors , The Master, A Simple Life, How to Survive a Plague, The Loneliest Planet


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