“Watching The Battle of Chile Helped Me to Have the Courage to Trust my Intuition…”: Petra Costa on Her Oscar-nominated Doc The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy

Access, access, access — be it physical, emotional, or preferably both — is the doc filmmaker’s equivalent of location. And Brazilian director Petra Costa manages to get it in spades. Currently streaming on Netflix, her Oscar-nominated epic The Edge of Democracy, the…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2020

The 2014 Oscars Documentary Feature Shortlist is Announced

Edward Snowden, from CITIZENFOUR

The Oscars have released their shortlist of the 15 documentary features eligible for the Academy Award that have advanced to the next stage of consideration; the final five will be announced along with all other nominations on January 15. The…  Read more

By Dec 2, 2014

Genre at the 2013 Oscars: Live Action Short Death of a Shadow

The Oscars are not generally considered a crucial event for genre lovers; the inclusion of such films is often limited, and often ghettoized, relegated to technical awards only. This year there are several films in requisite categories like Makeup and…  Read more

By Feb 22, 2013

Foreign Language Film Shortlist Announced for the 85th Academy Awards

Just announced were the nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. (71 films had originally qualified in the category.) The list is a mixture of…  Read more

By Dec 21, 2012

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