2012 Top Ten Docs

Indiewire has posted the top ten lists of various film industry respondents, including mine. You can see the full list here.

Largely because non-fiction tends to be an afterthought in these types of end-of-the-year roundups, and because I frankly haven’t had a chance to see a lot of the acclaimed fiction films, my list is all documentaries. If I did include fiction films, I would have certainly listed BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and AMOUR – but beyond that, I’d have to play a fair amount of catch up. As it is, however, there were several fantastic documentaries that I could have added to my list, so it’s probably best to keep it contained.

Here are pointers to what I’ve written about my top ten docs of 2012 on what (not) to doc in the past. They are unranked, and in alphabetical order:

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

THE GATEKEEPERS

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

THE IMPOSTER

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE

LOW AND CLEAR

ONLY THE YOUNG

ROOM 237

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!

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