Saturday, November 22, 2008

Documentaries For A Rainy Day

So I'm a huge documentary film lover. In my opinion, documentaries have evolved for the better over the past few years to cater to the ADD culture of today. Firstly, they are usually a lot shorter than regular films. They usually run from 60 to 90 minutes, which produces a tight little ball of excitement, never boring. 

Another benefit is that with the current film industry getting a little repetitive, documentaries tend to focus on the obscure facets of life. Watching just one can provide you with great "awkward-moments-of-silence" fillers. 

Basically, this post is designed to introduce you to the documentary genre if you're not already familiar. I hope to overthrow the stereotypes associated with them and just maybe you'll be as in love with them as I am!

Films I've seen and recommend (just top 5 otherwise list would be too long:

1. The Great Happiness Space *only available on Netflix*

2. Protagonist 

3. Kicking It

4. Born Into Brothels

5. Wordplay

Films currently in my Netflix queue or I'm waiting to be released:

1. Please Vote For Me

2. To Be And To Have

3. Confessions of a Superhero

4. Blindsight

5. Beautiful Losers

1 comment:

Allie said...

I'm also waiting for "Beautiful Losers." It looks fascinating!