Restrepo does just about everything right, and gives a great deal of insight into U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. But its greatest triumph is the amount of humanity it lends to such a difficult subject.
Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America
Using excellent original footage and interviews, Monumental offers an intriguing and uplifting record of the conservation movement in the United States. It follows the career of David Brower, who worked through the Sierra Club to save the natural beauty of America. Breathtaking shots abound.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
What this documentary does well, and what it set out to do, is make us question seemingly unflappable financial figures. Enron starts which heroic seeming men, such as Ken Lay above, and shows us their more than blurry backgrounds.