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Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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A new year in home video begins, with the first Monday Blu(e)s And DVD of 2014. What better way to begin the year than with the best film of 2013?

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Frances Ha. Not only was Noah Baumbach’s film the most enjoyable of 2013, but it’s a real contender for the year’s greatest surprise too. Apprehensions of yet another tale of overprivileged hipsters wallowing in first-world woes soon gave way to a heart-felt, extraordinarily cine-literate piece of work, with a star-affirming turn from Greta Gerwig. More on Frances Ha can be found here and in our round-up of 2013. We’ve also mused over the excruciatingly ugly artwork bestowed upon the film here.