Awards
What Will Win the New Documentary Prize at Cannes?

Cannes has debuted a new documentary award, the Golden Eye. It heralds a shift in programming toward nonfiction cinema, though it also echoes the festival’s long past days as a showcase of genre documentaries. Here’s our prediction of how it’ll shake out.

Home Viewing
Now on DVD: Thrilling Transmedia Documentary ‘Last Hijack’ Shows Piracy as Addiction

‘Last Hijack’ is a fascinating transmedia documentary screening at the 2014 New York Film Festival. As a feature film it uses animation to highlight piracy as addiction, while its online component uses interactivity to explore the wider context of Somali history and international commerce.

Podcast
‘The Realness’ Episode 15: ’12 O’Clock Boys’

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.