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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.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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