Whoa, check out that calendar! The decade of Freedom Fries, truthiness and Yes We Can! is coming to an ignominious end. In that spirit, I want to look back at the movies of the rapidly passing decade in a series of posts from now to the end of the year, just to clean out the old memory closet for the scary new decade ahead.
First topic: Most Disturbing Documentaries of the 2000s. In the last 20 years, the documentary has turned from a boring, 6th-grade-social-studies kind of information dump into a wonderfully subjective artform. Here’s five docs that really haunted me in the last 10 years.
3) “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” (2005) — A blow-by-blow account how a bunch of amoral corporate cowboys played the rest of us (particularly us Californians) for suckers. The sad thing is the whole story served as a template for the housing crash soon to follow.
4) “Deliver Us From Evil” (2006) — For those times when curiosity about the psychology of pedophile priests just gets the best of you.