I watched "Earth Made of Glass," on HBO. What a beautifully done documentary. It's about the Rwandan genocide, yet while it's got just enough of the politics to make you understand what happened, it's mostly about grown son still trying to find his father's body 15 years after his family was murdered. It's good filmmaking with the unspoken moments speak volumes.
I also watched "American Winter," which documents the lives of unemployed families in Oregon, because it was getting such good reviews. Maybe people are praising it for its political point of view, which I happen to agree with. But its storytelling was hamfisted, emotionally manipulative, and at times it even seemed like the subjects were coached on what to say. They were very aware of the cameras, and always driving their message home. I don't know ... I'd be curious to see if anybody else here saw it.