I've been on a documentary kick lately. Have almost dried up my source on netflicks, hopefully they will add more soon! So will be turning to alternative sources.
Some of the Best that I've seen are:
The Bridge: where film makers filmed the Golden Gate bridge in SanFran for a year and traced back then interviewed the family members of the jumpers. Amazing.
The King of Kong: Following the attempts of a regular family man who tries to beat the world record of Donkey Kong. Compelling viewing.
Dear Zachary: is a tough one to explain without ruining it. Basically its the letter that a man writes to his godson, telling the story of life. Very emotive and takes some turns I didn't see coming.
Sound and Fury: This movie talks about deafness and cochlea implants. Two families (fathers in each are brothers) have deaf kids, one family opts to get implants so their child can hear, the other refuses stating it will destroy the deaf culture. I found this particularly compelling as I have a niece who is deaf and will soon be getting an implant. This movie made me so mad... not many movies had that effect on me.
And the worst...
Well anything by Michael Moore. I'm not a gun toting republican but I find his lack of objectivity insulting. His editing and interviewing process is a joke and I think it does more harm to the subject matter than good.
Okay guys... what you got?