For maybe the first time ever there’s controversy brewing over docs double dipping as contenders for both the Oscars and the Emmys, thanks to ‘The Square’ being up for the latter mainly because Netflix is now considered a TV channel.
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 latest HBO documentary from Kate Davis (director of ‘Southern Comfort’ and ‘Jockey’) and David Heilbroner (who with Davis helmed ‘Stonewall Uprising’ and ‘The Cheshire Murders’), this film about a 2009 case of terrorism or entrapment — depending on what you believe — is perfect living room viewing material. It’s not a cinematic work, but it’s not playing in theaters and anyway it’s about sparking discussion more than presenting interesting visuals.
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.