For the first time ever, Netflix has received nominations for News & Documentary Emmys, with both The E-Team and Mission Blue recognized in multiple categories.
Seth Gordon (‘The King of Kong’) produced this documentary directed by Clay Tweel (‘Print the Legend’) and Bryan Carberry that delves deeper into humanity that it seems on the surface. The focus is on two men battling for the custody of one of the men’s amputated legs, which had been acquired by the other in an auction. It’s a wild tale, stranger than fiction for sure, but also ultimately a familiar and complex portrait of two antagonists that comes close but never reaches the tabloid sensationalism you expect.
In this week’s episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan’s ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it’s such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.