Robert here with some thoughts on 2003. This past decade was a fantastic one for documentaries. Truly great. But the best documentary of the decade was released in 2003 and comes courtesy Errol Morris. The Fog of War.
Morris is a successful documentarian because he knows how to get his point across in a wide variety of ways. Here it's not just the speech of former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara (who's both candid and slippery) but an endless sequence comparing fire-bombed Japanese cities and their American equivalents that had my mouth breathlessly agape in shock. Powerful film making indeed.
My apologies for the unnecessary subtitles.