As heartbreaking as it is inspirational, this powerful film about the ‘Back to the Future’ star’s battle with Parkinson’s is as fine a documentary as you’ll see this year. Director Davis Guggenheim (‘He Named Me Malala’) lets Fox tell his story, warts and all, and spares us the traditional documentary tropes like reminiscences from co-stars and praise from family members. It’s all Michael, all the time, raw and honest and unflinching, as we’re let into the soul of the man many of us grew up watching and loving. Brilliant, poignant stuff.

4.5/5 stars