Show Notes

Leading up to the Academy Awards, we talk Oscars and each pick our favorite feature and short documentary nominees as well as wildly speculate on which films will take home the trophy this year. ?


Documentary Shorts Nominated by the Academy:

Edith + Eddie / 2017 (Director: Laura Checkoway)

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 / 2017 (Director: Frank Stiefel)

Heroin(e) / 2017 (Director: Elaine Mcmillion)

Knife Skills / 2017 (Director: Thomas Lennon)

Traffic Stop / 2017 (Director: Kate Davis)


Documentary Features Nominated by the Academy:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail / 2016 (Director: Steve James)

Faces Places / 2017 (Director: Agnes Varda, JR)

Icarus / 2017 (Director: Bryan Fogel)

Last Men in Aleppo / 2017 (Director: Firas Fayyad, Steen Johannessen, Hasan Kattan)

Strong Island / 2017 (Director: Yance Ford)


Other Films Mentioned:

20 Feet From Stardom / 2013 (Director: Morgan Neville)

The Act of Killing / 2012 (Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn)

Citizenfour / 2014 (Director: Laura Poitras)

Amy / 2015 (Director: Asif Kapadia)

The Look of Silence / 2014 (Director: Joshua Oppenheimer)

Cartel Land / 2015 (Director: Matthew Heineman)

What Happened Miss Simone? / 2015 (Director: Liz Garbus, Hal Tulchin)

Born into Brothels: Calcutta?s Red Light Kids / 2004 (Director: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman)

The Fog of War / 2003 (Director: Errol Morris)

Thin Blue Line / 1988 (Director: Errol Morris)

Bowling for Columbine / 2002 (Director: Michael Moore)

Daughter from Danang / 2002 (Director: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco)

Winged Migration / 2001 (Director: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats)

Inside Job / 2010 (Director: Charles Ferguson)

First Person (TV Series) / 2000 (Director: Errol Morris)


Hammer to Nail Links:

Review of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Review of Faces Places

Review of Strong Island

Review of Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films?





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)