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I have seen six of the 15 films that have made the Academy's shortlist of 15 films that will compete for Best Documentary at the 2013 Oscars, but I am extremely surprised to see neither The Central Park Five or West of Memphis didn't make it, particularly the former, which was named Best Documentary just this morning by the New York Film Critics. Personally, of the documentaries I've seen this year, Central Park Five is one of my favorite, though the chronicling of the AIDS/HIV epidemic in How to Survive a Plague and the change of policy instituted as a result of The Invisible War are definitely worthy of note as well. Two additional docs that will also be among my favorites of the year, that didn't make the shortlist, include the wordless Samsara, which needs to be seen on the largest screen possible to truly be appreciated, and Side by Side, »

- Brad Brevet

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