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10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014
10 best documentaries of 2013, and the new crop in 2014

The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film. Proofs of the remarkable strength of documentaries in this day and age are manifold right around now. If you were fortunate enough to go to last month's Sundance, for instance, a prime nonfiction showcase that this year screened some 40 documentaries from around the world, you got a peek at the best of what 2014 will offer. Now is also a good time to look back on 2013 and pay attention to the splendors now available for home viewing. And with the documentary Oscar to be awarded in...

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