This week, we recommend an Oscar-winning documentary as an alternative to the latest Woody Allen movie. Both films deal involve the exposure of religious fraud, but while ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ is immediately forgettable and should be, the 1972 ‘Marjoe’ is a great nonfiction classic deserving to be remembered forever.
There are a few former Oscar nominees now up for Emmy Awards in news and documentary categories. Other favorites among those recognized include ‘The Imposter,’ ‘Special Flight’ and ‘Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.’
The makers of ‘Last Train Home’ explore the rebuilding after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, with Qi Zhao directing and Lixin Fan producing this time around. The 2011 documentary makes its POV debut on PBS tonight.
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.