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Oscars 2017: All Shortlisted Feature Documentaries and Shorts

The complete list of feature and short documentaries vying for 2017 Academy Award nominations. Five nominees from each category will be announced Jan. 24, 2017. Documentary Feature: “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment “Gleason,” Dear Rivers […]

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Oscar Nominees 2016: The Chosen Docs

Here they are! This year’s Academy Award nominees for Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject: Documentary Feature “Amy” “Cartel Land” “The Look of Silence” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Documentary Short Subject “Body Team 12” “Chau, beyond the lines” “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” “A Girl in the […]

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Review: ‘Meru’

Is “Meru” thrilling? Yes. Breathtaking? Incredibly so. Are there scenes that will make you nervous? Many. Some reviewers have called “Meru” terrifying. “Terrifying” seems like such an ill-fitted word to ascribe to a film these day. There are many terrifying things in this world. “Meru” isn’t one of them. What “Meru” is and what “Meru” […]

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My Enemy, My Brother
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Doc Highlight: ‘My Enemy, My Brother’

Kicking off our look at some of this year’s Oscar contenders is the short documentary “My Enemy, My Brother.” Directed by Canadian filmmaker Ann Shin, whose résumé includes the award-winning film “The Defector: Escape from North Korea,” her latest documentary tells the story of two former enemies of the Iraq-Iran War and how their lives converged, not […]

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15 Documentary Features on the 2015 Oscar Shortlist

15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2015 OSCAR® RACE Here are the 15 films that made the cut from the original 124 contenders. “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar “Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions “He Named […]

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10 Short Documentaries up for Oscar Consideration

“10 DOC SHORTS ON OSCAR’S 2015 SHORTLIST” Out of 74 short documentaries submitted for Oscar consideration, here are the 10 powerful short films from which five will become Academy Award nominees: “Body Team 12,” RYOT Films and Vulcan Productions “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” Cynasty Films “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,” Jet Black Iris America […]

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