When it comes to directors you can’t help but love, Rian Johnson is pretty high on the list. Between directing and writing films like last year’s Looper and his brilliant debut Brick, while also directing some of Breaking Bad’s best episodes, it’s evident that he’s not only a fantastic filmmaker and storyteller but a voracious lover of cinema in general.
And this week, he’s shared his favorite documentaries with Nonfics. And as it’s been a pretty amazing year for new documentaries thus far, check out his list below, as well as some of our favorites of 2013.
Erroll Morris’ Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Agnes Varda’s The Gleaners and I
Sarah Pollley’s Stories We Tell
Orson Welles’ F For Fake
Albert and David Maysles’ Salesman
Kevin Brownlow and David Gill’s Hollywood
Alex Gibney’s Catching Hell
Frederick Wiseman’s Missile
D.A. Pennebaker’s Company: Original Cast Album
Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams
Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies
Our favorites of 2013 thus far:
Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing
Penny Lane’s Our Nixon
Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer