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Life Itself loads up plot line on top of plot line to imitate emotional depth, and that kind of narrative manipulation doesn’t work for everyone.

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Producers Guild of America Nominates "Life Itself" For Best Documentary

The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees today and Steve James' "Life Itself" made the cut for the Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures, joining "The Green Prince," "Merchants of Doubt," "Particle Fever" and "Virunga."

The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be handed out on Saturday, January 24th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Other nominees included:

Episodic Television, Drama:
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"True Detective"

Episodic Television, Comedy:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Veep"

Non-Fiction Television:
"30 For 30"
"American Masters"
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
"Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey"
"Shark Tank"

Competition Television:
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

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