Topic: The Tillman Story
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Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.
'The Tillman Story' explores how the military tried to spin the NFL star's death to its advantage, creating a myth that his family refused to believe.
'The Tillman Story' and 'Countdown to Zero' are among several highly anticipated feature documentaries premiering this summer. Studios have cut back on the number of films they produce, and theaters have converted to digital, making it easier to get small films screened.
Documentaries were the winners this year with films about Pat Tillman, cane toads, and a cautionary tale about Facebook called ‘Catfish.'