Tag: best documentary feature

2020 Oscars Challenge: [28] “The Cave” — Best Documentary Feature

At the moment, “American Factory” seems to hold the front-runner status for one reason or another. “For Sama” and “The Cave” are very similar in subject matter, so the runner-up status likely drops to one of them. Personally, I feel like “For Sama” was the more engaging film, so for that I feel like “The Cave” falls to third place. However, reading Academy voters ballots that were released, “The Cave” was brought up quite a bit.

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2020 Oscars Challenge: [15] “The Edge Of Democracy” — Best Documentary Feature

Currently, the Oscar experts have “American Factory” winning in a landslide. In my personal opinion, I don’t think it has enough heart to bring in the voters, something “Honeyland” and “For Sama” both have. I could see this one going in a different direction than the pundits are predicting.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [4] “American Factory” — Best Documentary Feature

Currently, the Oscar experts have “American Factory” winning in a landslide. In my personal opinion, I don’t think it has enough heart to bring in the voters, something “Honeyland” and “For Sama” both have. I could see this one going in a different direction than the pundits are predicting.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [3] “For Sama” — Best Documentary Feature

Right now, pundits have “American Factory” and “Honeyland” coming in before “For Sama,” but do not count it out, as it might just tug at the heartstrings more than those other two films can.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [2] “Honeyland” — Two Nominations

“American Factory” is currently the odds on favorite among the pundits, but showing up in both the Documentary and International Feature categories does get more eyes on this one. “Honeyland” also holds an edge over “American Factory” in the style department.

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentaries in the Final Round for the 92nd Academy Awards

The Best Documentary Feature category has been narrowed down to fifteen contenders.

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Oscars Shortlist: 159 Documentary Features Eligible for Nomination at 92nd Academy Awards

Even though there are 159 documentaries in contention for the Best Documentary Feature at this year’s 92nd Academy Awards, I have not seen a single one. So my guesses about what will make the final cut are really based on what got in from past ceremonies and what buzz is surrounding certain titles or how well they did at the box office. Music documentaries … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 159 Documentary Features Eligible for Nomination at 92nd Academy Awards

2019 Oscars Challenge: [28] “Free Solo” – Best Documentary Feature

“FREE SOLO”Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy ChinProducers: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, and Evan HayesCinematography: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, and Mikey SchaeferEditor: Bob EisenhardtComposer: Marco BeltramiDistributors: National Geographic Documentary FilmsRelease Date: September 28, 2018Run-time: 96 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Renowned free solo climber Alex Honnold has long desired to attempt El Capitan, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [28] “Free Solo” – Best Documentary Feature

2019 Oscars Challenge: [18] “Of Fathers And Sons” – Best Documentary Feature

“OF FATHERS AND SONS”Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert Director: Talal DerkiProducers: Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. SiebertCinematography: Kahtan HassounEditor: Anne FabiniComposer: Karim Sebastian EliasDistributors: Kino LorberRelease Date: November 16, 2018Run-time: 99 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Documentarian Talal Derki returns to his native Syria and gains the trust of Abu Osama, a founder of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [18] “Of Fathers And Sons” – Best Documentary Feature

2019 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Minding The Gap” – Best Documentary Feature

“MINDING THE GAP”Bing Liu and Diane Quon Director: Bing LiuProducers: Bing Liu and Diane QuonCinematography: Bing LiuEditors: Joshua Altman and Bing LiuComposers: Nathan Halpern and Chris RuggieroDistributors: Hulu and Magnolia PicturesRelease Date: August 17, 2018Run-time: 93 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: As he films his fellow skateboarders over the years, Bing Liu wonders why so many of them have experienced contentious relationships with their fathers. As … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Minding The Gap” – Best Documentary Feature

2019 Oscars Challenge: [4] “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” – Best Documentary Feature

“HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING”RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim Director: RaMell RossProducers: Joslyn Barnes & RaMell Ross Writers: RaMell Ross & Maya Krinsky Cinematography: RaMell RossEditor: RaMell RossComposer: Scott Alario, Forest Kelley, and Alex SomersDistributor: The Cinema GuildRelease Date: September 14, 2018Run-time: 76 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: The dreams and everyday experiences of friends Daniel and Quincy, and also those of Boosie, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [4] “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” – Best Documentary Feature

2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations

“RBG”Betsy West & Julie Cohen Directors: Betsy West & Julie CohenProducers: Betsy West & Julie CohenCinematography: Claudia RaschkeEditor: Carla GutierrezComposer: Miriam CutlerProduction Company: CNN FilmsDistributor: Magnolia PicturesRelease Date: May 4, 2018Run-time: 97 minutes OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Octogenarian Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in 1993, had spent her prior legal career battling laws that allowed gender discrimination. Supported by … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations