Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Best Documentary Feature: Official Nominees

We are down to the five official nominees for "Best Documentary Feature!"

Hulu Review readers and the general public can still cast their votes in the comments section of this post. The total audience vote is equal to the vote of one panel member. In addition, the top vote-getter will be recognized on awards night.

Let's see what stimulated the intellect for our panelists:


Repping for nature documentaries everywhere, this James Earl Jones-narrated feature is bound to evoke The Lion King for viewers. Spectacular wildlife footage.

Burger Town
Quirky doc explores the history of the American hamburger, which has somehow gone so far beyond iconic that it's become invisibly omnipresent. Great, thoughtful treatment of a fun topic.

Morgan Freeman narrates this educational science doc, which seeks to educate viewers on some of the scientific theories that provide the basic underpinnings of how we understand the universe. Makes learning fun.

An inspirational story of two boys from the hood who seek to escape their oppressive environments by becoming pro basketball players. The only nominee that really showcases an in-depth look at a human story.

Repping a recent strain of political documentaries, this doc underscores the vast, seemingly insurmountable gulf that exists between the republicans and democrats in the USA.

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xka said...

I saw BURGER TOWN and it was great....I've gone to almost every Burger joint that's mentioned in this Doc.....BURGERTOWN has my vote....and give me the fries too

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with xka. Its easy to make a good doc with a big budget and a famous celeb narrating. Burgertown has that anti-industry feel with a great original soundtrack. It satisfied my craving for some fast film!

Andrew said...

Burger Town, one of the best docs

Anonymous said...

Hoop Dreams