Moonage Daydream is simultaneously the closest I’ve ever felt to knowing a documentary subject, and the least I’ve ever learned about a documentary subject.
Torn is an engrossing film that presents a unique situation and makes it relatable, if not without some moments of emotional exhibitionism.
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen is a fantastic documentary about trans representation in film and TV.
From these five acts, Jane Fonda emerges as an impressive, if humanly flawed, figure, a fighter who has overcome trauma and continues to protest when it would be easy and comfortable not to.
Aptly titled, A Hell of a Story shows a different Kathy Griffin, one that has weathered a harrowing ordeal and come out of it with truths to tell.
Well here’s a documentary that’s more tense than many a thriller. Free Solo, not for the faint of heart, offers an astonishing look at rock climbing and Alex Honnold’s life.
Minding the Gap is as personal as a documentary can get, but its exploration of family bonds and the cycle of abuse is universal.