October 28, 2017 at 6:10 am #1202331584
Here is the longlist:
The shortlist of 15 will be revealed in December.
Discuss.October 29, 2017 at 10:44 pm #1202388680
Hopefully they will have the decency of at least giving Wiseman a spot in the shortlist.
I have recently seen THE WORK. It’s quite powerful. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it doing wellNovember 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm #1202410648
All the ones I’ve seen from the eligible list, ranked in order of preference
Brimstone and Glory
Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Wait for Your Laugh
Letters from Baghdad
The Pulitzer at 100
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Long Strange Trip
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Score: A Film Music Documentary
I Called Him MorganNovember 15, 2017 at 10:45 am #1202411277
Why Wiseman so low, if I may ask?
I absolutely love Wiseman’s films ordinarily and have seen far more than the average cinephile over the decades. I guess what frustrated me about this one is that so many of the vignettes were lectures and presentations–no doubt, important services that the NYPL system provides, but far less compelling than all the inner-working, behind-the-scenes footage that we usually see in his films (and while there were some of those in the various meetings and boardrooms, the proportion struck me as significantly lower than usual). If Frederick Wiseman were to shoot WOODSTOCK, I’d expect far more footage of roadies and first aid clinics and security meetings and the bands arriving and drum circles, et al. That’s his specialty; by comparison, shooting the concert acts is something anyone can do, and EX LIBRIS felt a little like that. I guess the low rank is on a curve because the expectation I have of him is usually so high (and which he consistently meets).December 5, 2017 at 11:53 am #1202430191
I want Agnes Varda and JR to win for Visages Villages (Faces Places). And I want them to both be at the Oscars! They may very well be my favorite movie duo of 2017! (hmmm… maybe Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer!) (; Faces Places made me so incredibly happy! (:December 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm #1202432654
15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2017 OSCAR® RACE
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE
“Chasing Coral,” Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund
“City of Ghosts,” Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions
“Ex Libris – The New York Public Library,” Ex Libris Films
“Faces Places,” Ciné Tamaris
“Human Flow,” Participant Media and AC Films
“Icarus,” Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Paramount Pictures and Participant Media
“Jane,” National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions
“LA 92,” Lightbox
“Last Men in Aleppo,” Larm Film
“Long Strange Trip,” Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia
“One of Us,” Loki Films
“Strong Island,” Yanceville Films and Louverture Films
“Unrest,” Shella Films and Little by Little FilmsDecember 7, 2017 at 4:47 pm #1202432658
Seems like most things made it. Cries from Syria, Kedi, Risk, Step and Whose Streets? are the biggest snubs, right?December 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm #1202432679
I wish Kedi was on the list 🙁December 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm #1202432760
Seems like most things made it. Cries from Syria, Kedi, Risk, Step and Whose Streets? are the biggest snubs, right?
Quest and The Work are significant and sad snubs too. SO HAPPY to see that Ex Libris made it through. What the hell is the Al Gore mess still doing here?