Movies: A Hot New Crop of Docs

Documentaries have become part of the summer-movie landscape. Here are five of this summer's essays in political outrage and personal triumph

They are the anti-megamovies, the blockbuster busters. They boast no big special effects, no $20 million stars. Yet documentaries have become part of the summer-movie landscape, thanks to the robust business done by Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 and March of the Penguins last year. Docs can hit audiences where all the best movies do: in the heart, in the gut. Here are five of this summer's essays in political outrage and personal triumph.

WORDPLAY

Ken Burns sees the New York Times crossword puzzle as "a set of boxes in which you practice the wordplay of this particularly exquisite language." Bill Clinton solves...

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