Best documentaries 2010 — your nose cone monkey’s listDecember 24, 2010
Somebody asked, and I made this list for my Sunday end-of-the-year movie piece. I’m not sure 2010 was the best year ever for documentaries, but I’m not sure it wasn’t either.
If you wanted to expand this list a little, you could include the quasi-docs Exit Through The Gift Shop, Catfish and possibly (I haven’t seen it yet but it’s next in the queue), Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, a based-on-fact feature that reportedly introduces original reporting.
Later I’ll add some more clips.
BEST Documentaries of the year of Documentaries
1. A Film Unfinished
2. Inside Job
4. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?
5. Waking Sleeping Beauty
6. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
7. The Tillman Story
8. Waiting for “Superman”
9. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
10. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Honorable mention: Racing Dreams, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Countdown to Zero, Looking for Lurch, Independent for Governor: An Idealist’s Grueling Run, The Art of the Steal, The Lottery