2016 Best Documentary Winner

Weiner

This was kind of a tough choice as I have some misgivings about all five of these movies but I ultimately went with the one whose footage was consistently the most interesting to witness.  Seeing Weiner slowly realize how thoroughly fucked he was is schadenfreude of the highest order and the frustration on his wife’s face throughout is fascinating.  It would all be funny if it weren’t so sad and as the film’s content becomes less and less funny as this story would (after the film’s release) start to play a role in the election the intersection of politics and tabloid became very not funny.

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