The best drama of 2010: Documentaries
A lot of folks go the movies to escape the pressing issues of the day, to forget they even exist, not to explore their implications.
Yet films have always profited from their connection to real events.
“The Social Network,” “The King’s Speech” and “The Fighter,” to name three current yet very different motion pictures, gain considerable traction because their characters are based on actual people, not anonymous composites.
So why is this documentary resurgence happening now? Several factors can be pointed at, starting with the inexpensive digital equipment that has placed, not to sound too Marxist about it, the means of production in the hands of the workers.