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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What's Up, Docs? 15 Short-Listed for Oscar

Unlike other major categories, the Academy Awards folks announce 15 finalists in the full-length documentary category far in advance.  Here, they are announced today.  I've seen about half. One major oversight (ha, ha):

The Act of Killing (just won Gotham award)
The Armstrong Lie  (Gibney on Lance but no WikiLeaks)
Blackfish
The Crash Reel
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars  (Scahill)
First Cousin Once Removed
God Loves Uganda
Life According to Sam
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (the Russian dissidents)
The Square
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley's fine one)
Tim’s Vermeer
20 Feet from Stardom  (great on backup singers)
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington  (photog slain in Libya)

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