Stories We Tell
is not only one of the year's best documentaries, but one of the format's more unique exercises of our time. You may have seen a story of this type before — just not told in this imaginative a fashion. I was reminded of the rush I felt encountering Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line
or Michael Moore's Roger & Me
in the late 1980s, and thinking, "Wow, a documentary can be like this, too?"