Best Documentary Oscar Nominees 2019
(3.5 Stars) Winner of the Documentary Oscar, it tells a riveting tale of Hannock’s climb of El Capitan. It is an awesome story, but I’m not sure how much movie skill was involved here.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
(4 Stars) My favorite of this year’s documentaries, this is a decade-long study of rural black culture in Mississippi told in a very different movie style similar to Cubism.
Minding The Gap
(3.5 Stars) Documentary of young skateboarders growing up in a decaying industrial town. Much admired by both audiences and critics.
Of Fathers And Sons
(2.5 Stars) A morally disturbing film about how terrorism is passed down generations, but it doesn’t help explain how it started.
(2 Stars) Interesting, and fairly standard documentary, but a bit overly sympathetic to the subject. Everyone has a few flaws.