With only days left until the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, LJ shares its reviews of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Any way you look at it, we’ve got the winner. See if you agree.
LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick rounds up his favorite discs in a varied list that necessarily omits streaming-only titles from Netflix, Amazon, et al., and primarily favors recent releases over titles originally shown in the prior calendar year. Documentaries are limited to popular programs in lieu of arguably more worthy educational material. The biggest takeaway this year? Sixteen-plus hours—two miniseries—devoted to O.J. Simpson.
Library Journal couldn’t let the election hoopla go unnoticed, so we asked reviewer STEPHEN L. HUPP to take a look at two DVD programs now available that might persuade on-the-fence voters to throw their support to one of the candidates. Or might these films convince the already committed to flip? It’s anyone’s game