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'Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' Lead Nonfics' First Documentary Poll

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire December 18, 2013 at 3:54PM

The site's first poll of documentary makers and critics also placed 'Leviathan,' 'Blackfish' and 'Room 237' in its Top 10.
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The results of Nonfics.com's first documentary poll are up, along with individual ballots from the critics and documentary filmmakers editor Christopher Campbell asked to contribute. The winner, The Act of Killing, has already finished at or near the top of several polls, but the high finish for Zachary Heinzerling's Cutie and the Boxer, which finished ninth in Indiewire's poll and got a solitary point in the Village Voice poll, is a surprise. 

In every poll, the points drop off dramatically after the first two or three entries. It took only two voters to secure a sixth place for Lenny Cooke in the Voice Poll; first-place The Act of Killing got four times the votes of 10th place 20 Feet From Stardom in the Nonfics poll, and a whopping seven times the points of the Indiewire poll's 10th-place finisher, After TillerThe unavoidable conclusion is that there are more documentaries released than (almost) anyone can keep up with.

Be sure to scroll down the page for the full ballots. Here's the short list.

Nonfics.com's Best Documentaries of 2013

1. The Act of Killing

2. Stories We Tell

3. Cutie and the Boxer

4. Leviathan

5. After Tiller

6. Blackfish

7. Room 237

8. Let the Fire Burn

9. The Square

10. 20 Feet From Stardom

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