Act of Killing, Sarah Polley win at Cinema Eye

The big winners tonight at the Cinema Eye doc awards were the brilliant Act of Killing, along with Sarah Polley for director.  Too bad Blackfish did not win the audience award.   Winners from HR: Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking The Act o...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014

IDA Documentary Awards Nominations – Blackfish, Stories, Act of Killing Among Them

2013 International Documentary Awards Nominations BEST FEATURE AWARD THE ACT OF KILLING Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Producers: Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen Executive Producers: Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Torstein Grude, André Singer, Joram ten Brink, Bjarte Mørner...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013

Oscarwatch: Doc Feature Roll Out

Last week, Steve Pond reported that Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell is indeed eligible for the Documentary feature category. The Act of Killing is also eligible. From Pond’s story, a list of eligible films also includes: Lucy Walker’s “The Crash Reel,” Gabriela...
Posted On 07 Oct 2013

High Praise for Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

Stories we Tell made a splash at last year’s Telluride. Now, the official reviews are coming up roses as the film sets to open. This is a film you should know as little about as possible before seeing it. It will no doubt be one of the best films of 2013 without breaking a...
Posted On 07 May 2013

Fruitvale, Before Midnight, Stories We Tell first Oscar contenders of 2013

The year starts slow, builds to a climax, then the inevitable disappointing conclusion.  But now’s the time when hope springs eternal and we might as well start the year with two auteurs. Fruitvale launches the career of writer/director Ryan Coogler, whose Fruitvale won big...
Posted On 03 Mar 2013

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

Sasha nearly missed Stories We Tell because she was feeling under the weather. Resolving to soldier on, tap into energizing mountain air and make the extra effort on the last day it screened, she says in her capsule review, “of course it turned out to be one of those films...
Posted On 07 Sep 2012