Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Oscar tightens the reigns on Documentary finalists...


The race for the Documentary Oscar gets a little tighter now that the long list has been shortened to 15...

Art and Craft
The Case Against 8
Citizen Koch
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
The Internet’s Own Boy
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Keep On Keepin’ On
The Kill Team
Last Days in Vietnam
Life Itself
The Overnighters
The Salt of the Earth
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
Virunga

Some shocking omissions here (namely Red Army) but overall, I can see some Oscar frontrunners forming...

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  1. I haven't seen any of these, but I threw a few in my Netflix queue to hopefully check out because the Oscars roll around. I'm sure Life Itself will get in there, as will CitizenFour just based on the content. The Internet's Own Boy and Jodorowsky’s Dune both sound very interesting as well.

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    1. Yeah, Life Itself and CITIZENFOUR are coming out as the current frontrunners, which probably means they will both lose the Oscar to something no one saw coming.

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  2. Right now I'm thinking it's gonna be Life Itself, Citizenfour, Virunga, Keep on Keepin' On and then something else. Should be quite competitive this year for the noms.

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    1. I feel very strongly about Virunga. It just feels like the kind of doc they would embrace. I'm not sure it would win, but it feels like one many aren't taking seriously as a contender, and yet when I read the synopsis I knew it would go far.

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  3. YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUNE!!!!!!! I'm stoked that it's in the running for a nod.

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  4. I feel like a dumbass as I don't know any......you give a good list to check out though:)

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    1. Don't feel like a dumbass! I haven't seen any of these, and I've only heard of about half. Most of them are available through Netflix though, so check them out!

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    2. hahahaaa-I don't have Netflix:)

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    3. Well, then that could be a problem...

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  5. So pumped Tales of the Grim Sleeper made the cut. Would love to see the day when Nick Broomfield earns an Oscar nom.

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    1. I have to say, I added all of these titles to my Netflix queue this morning, and that is the one I'm most intrigued by...

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  6. I'm going to try to see all of the doc nominees this year, plus ones like Dune and Tales of the Grim Sleeper. Rooting for Life Itself at the moment.

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    1. Yeah, I'm going to try and see all these fifteen if I can.

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