Meru

Meru ★★★★½

An absolutely stunning documentary about the expedition undertaken by a tight crew of three mountain climbers attempting to reach the top of the notoriously dangerous Mount Meru (while filming the whole thing!), how MERU didn't snag an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary is beyond me. It is thrilling, gripping, emotionally powerful, visually spectacular, and it certainly doesn't wear out its welcome at a swift 90 minutes.

It makes me angry that I saw the lame, forgettable EVEREST on a big screen last year, and not this instead.

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