29 January 2013 6:14 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Malik Bendjelloul’s “Searching For Sugar Man” is a beloved documentary that not only made a nice dent at the box office ($3 million, a solid figure for a doc and 5th place on the year for the genre) but earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, it’s the kind of film that I expect to find a huge audience on the home market, pushed along by solid word-of-mouth and, most importantly, killer tunes.

Blu-ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

Rodriguez was a stellar talent. His two recordings, “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality,” should have made him a singer-songwriter superstar in the ’70s. In fact, the best thing about Bendjelloul’s movie is how much it focuses on the actual music, often letting large portions of the songs play out to give you a full flavor of Rodriguez’s talent. As we know, talent doesn’t always »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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