Tagged: Best Documentary

Shortlist for the 2013 Best Documentary Feature Oscar Announced

Dan Schindel looks at the 15 docs that will be voted on by the Academy next year.

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An Interview with ‘Undefeated’ Documentarians Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin

Angela Stern walks us through an interview with the directors of the Oscar nominated documentary, Undefeated.

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What Football Might Reveal: A Review of ‘Undefeated’

In the midst of “Linsanity”, the idea that sports can transcend the game and leech into our culture has never been more accessible. The Oscar nominated documentary Undefeated illuminates that transcendent power as it examines poverty in America and a football team from an underfunded high school that strives for success in the face of despair.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Feature Documentary

With numerous surprises among who made the final list of nominees, Dantzler Smith pours through the selected films to try and find a winner.

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Academy Behind the “Times” When Picking Docs

A recent rule change in the qualifications for what documentaries can be nominated for an Oscar shows that the Academy isn’t keeping up with changing landscape of documentary filmmaking.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Documentary Feature

This year, the Academy Awards highlights an eclectic group of films for "Best Documentary Feature", with subject matter as diverse as Wall Street Bankers to an underground street artist to a group of heroic men serving thousands of miles away from all of it. Rebecca Rose looks at the nominees and those with the best chances to win big.

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‘Waiting for Superman’ is a Clear Call to Action

Davis Guggenheim's new documentary "Waiting for Superman" offers a real, poignant, and opinionated look at our public education system. High on charter schools and down on teachers unions, the film is a strong contender for the Best Documentary Oscar, says Paul Hansen in his review.

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Countdown to Zero is an Important Doc

Lucy Walker's documentary "Countdown to Zero" would rival some of the scariest horror flicks, but it's a far more important film. It reveals modern nuclear threats in credible and mesmerizing detail, says Paul Hansen, and hopefully will spur action. It could very well be an Oscar contender too.

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Joan Rivers is More than a Piece of Work

Love her or hate her, you've got to respect her. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" is a film that explores the life of the world famous comedienne and portrays her as a workaholic who will do anything for a check. Rebecca Rose reviews this unique documentary which is out in theaters now.

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Sackler’s Documentary Wins ‘The Lottery’

Madeline Sackler's new documentary "The Lottery" offers a poignant look into the problems facing African-Americans in today's public schools. Rebecca Rose reviews this film which highlights four families desperately hoping for their children to enter a Harlem charter school.

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Doc Review: ‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’

Thirty years ago, Disney Animation was on the verge of collapse. A new documentary "Walking Sleeping Beauty" chronicles the revival of Disney's fortunes with films such as "The Little Mermaid", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin." Steve Neumann reviews this Best Doc contender.

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Road to the Oscars: Week One in Review

Our "Road to the Oscars" series is in full swing, ready to help you with your Oscar pools. This week, we looked at some of the more obscure categories like Best Live Action Short and Best Foreign Film, as well as the more mainstream Best Animated Film category. Adam Spunberg takes a look back.

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‘The Cove’, ‘Food, Inc.’ Lead Doc Nominees

This year's nominees for Best Documentary include films on Richard Nixon, illegal immigration, and Burmese unrest. But it's two films on food and Japanese dolphin hunters that are the early favorites. Nate Freiberg reports on this category in our "Road to the Oscars" series.

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Man on Wire Aims High at Oscars

This year's Best Documentary nominees are led by Man on Wire, a fascinating tale of the artistic crime of the century. Dan Cerny takes a closer look at 2009's high wire act.

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Holocaust Movies and the Oscars

It seems as though every year there is a deluge of Holocaust-themed films that come out during Oscar season. This year, no fewer than six films meet that criteria. Lilit Marcus of Jewcy.com examines this phenomenon.

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