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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Great Documentaries of 2010
2010 gave us a number of edutaining documentaries about public education, the financial crisis, and corruption in politics, but the half dozen I liked best were mostly profiles that gave private dimension to public (or semi-public) figures:
"Basquiat: The Radiant Light,"
"Exit Through the Gift Shop,"
"Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel,"
"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,"
"The Two Escobars."
The sixth is
a living portrait of the filmmakers' hometown of Sidney, Ohio that with a quiet beauty timelessly captures the rhythms of small-town American life.