This Year's Oscar Noms For Best Documentary Could Not Be More Different
You may think documentaries are merely educational (read: boring), but that just means you aren't watching the right ones. Documentaries can be just as exciting as fictional films — and sometimes even more so, since you know the events are real. This year's Oscar contenders for best documentary tell some pretty wild stories, including that of a filmmaker posing as a jihadist-sympathizing photojournalist to infiltrate the daily life of a radical Islamist family, a professional climber who performed the first free solo climb of a 3,000-foot-high rock formation, and an inside look at history's most beloved Supreme Court justice. Read on to see what makes this year's best documentaries so remarkable before the Oscars on Feb. 24!