By Vlad Albescu
As with every year, feature films have managed to gather a lot more attention than documentaries in 2017. Take “Icarus,” for example. It just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Oscars. However, it’s gotten 10 times fewer user ratings on IMDb than Best Picture winner “The Shape of Water.”
We can only conclude that people don’t really watch documentary films nowadays. That being said, some of last year’s best films were documentaries. Even more, many of the films on this list were better than most of the feature films that drew out audiences last year.
The number of documentary films released in 2017 is huge and this is without taking into consideration the miniseries documentaries. However, we tried to select the top 10 we think stood out of the crowd.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite 2017 documentary was and which ones you think were snubbed from this list.
10. David Lynch: The Art of Life
David Lynch is one of the most fascinating figures in the cinema world and not only there. While many know about Lynch’s films and his television work on “Twin Peaks,” not so much is known about Lynch’s work as a musician and painter. Lynch had a strong artistic vision and a huge desire to make a name for himself from the start, but before being a director, he was a painter.
“David Lynch: The Art of Life” shifts between Lynch sitting in his garden, his 5-year-old daughter Lola watching him as he works on one of his paintings, and old pictures from Lynch’s past, while he recounts his early days from childhood until directing “Eraserhead,” his first feature film.
However, those who are expecting to watch a detailed account of Lynch’s life and to → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema