10. ‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’
Jonathan Demme is in tune on every level with Neil Young and his musical community at the site of the original Grand Ole Opry, performing songs from Prairie Wind plus a slew of greatest hits. Demme’s style is magically plain: You can close your eyes and be transported—and never worry you’re going to miss 67 MTV-style shots. In a hotel-and-mall-swamped Nashville, in a country where the small-town past is being bulldozed, Young’s prairie dreams feel more urgent than ever: the lamentations of a genuine conservative.