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Weighing in on the omissions in the Oscar doc shortlist

David Ehrlich of Cinematical offers his take on this year's Oscar shortlist for documentary features and gives the Academy a sound scolding for snubbing Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Lixin Fan's Last Train Home and Frederick Wiseman's entrancing La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.
November 19, 2010

David Ehrlich of Cinematical offers his take on this year’s Oscar shortlist for documentary features and gives the Academy a sound scolding for snubbing Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home and Frederick Wiseman’s entrancing La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet. Meanwhile, Patrick Goldstein of The Los Angeles Times also laments the lack of a Herzog appearance in the shortlist.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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