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Cinema Eye Awards Name 'The Act of Killing' Best Doc, Sarah Polley Best Director and More

“That’s all the twerking you’re going to get tonight,” Michael Moore cracked after shuffling to the stage at Tuesday’s night’s Cinema Eye Awards and offering his audience an image that summed up a lot of the films in competition: Startling. Amusing. Profoundly disturbing.
  • By John Anderson
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  • January 9, 2014 11:35 AM
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Cinema Eye and the Changing Oscar Doc Race

The voting is on for the seventh annual Cinema Eye Honors, which will be announced on Jan. 8, at which time the best in the year’s nonfiction will (presumably) be honored by a group that’s already passed one critical test. It’s resisted the full-court press being waged by certain parties in the doc world, a campaign that involves the kind of unrestrained lobbying, egomania, cocktail-partying and ass-kissing usually reserved for far more high-profile awards categories.
  • By John Anderson
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  • December 31, 2013 12:12 PM
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Documentary Nominations Roundup: Which Films Are Leading the Pack?

Heading into the critics group voting next week, what are the documentaries leading the pack in terms of nominations? We assess based on nominations from the Indie Spirits, the IDA, the Cinema Eye Honors, the Gothams and the PGA.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2013 2:53 PM
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James Franco, Carlos Reygadas, Andrew Bujalski and More Are Cinema Eye Heterodox Nominees for Blurring Narrative-Nonfiction Lines

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have unveiled the five nominees for its fourth annual Cinema Eye Heterodox Award, honoring a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 25, 2013 2:34 PM
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Cinema Eye Honors Nominees for Nonfiction Awards

In the increasingly noisy and contentious documentary race--as beleaguered critics and Oscar doc branch members try to decide which of the overwhelming number of films they should see--every award group nomination makes it easier for them to decide.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 6, 2013 6:17 PM
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