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This week on DVD/Blu-ray: One of the most divisive movies to play at Sundance in ages; a documentary sure to infuriate and enlighten in equal measure; Andrew Dominik's long-awaited follow-up to "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"; one of last year's big success stories on the foreign film front; and a period pic starring Elizabeth McGovern sure to appeal to all her "Downton Abbey" fans.1. "The Comedy" There was no film more love-it-or-hate-it at Sundance last year than "The Comedy." Indiewire's Eric Kohn, for one, loves it. In his glowing review from Park City, he wrote: "There's little conventionally funny about 'The Comedy,' but its status as a provocation is a grand joke. Director Rick Alverson ('New Jerusalem') has made a one-of-a-kind portrait of pathologically insecure and over-priviledged hipsters, crafting the finest awkward-bizarre character study since Ronald Bronstein's 'Frownland. »


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