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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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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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