Tag Archives: Documentary

Stutz (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Meet his therapist

Jonah Hill’s Netflix documentary film “Stutz”, which was released a few days ago, is a modest but interesting work to admire. As Hill and his therapist Dr. Phil Stutz are talking and discussing about many personal things besides Dr. Stutz’s … Continue reading

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Is That Black Enough for You?!? (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sincere and enthusiastic presentation of the African American movie history

Netflix documentary film “Is That Black Enough for You?!?”, directed and written by African American critic Elvis Mitchell, is more than a quick and useful guide for the African American movie history. Besides being enlightening as well as entertaining, the … Continue reading

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Descendant (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The last slave ship – and those descendants

Netflix documentary film “Descendant”, which was released on this Friday, is about one relatively unknown black American historical fact which deserves to be known more widely for good reasons. While it is surely informative to anyone unfamiliar with its main … Continue reading

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The Man Who Paints Water Drops (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Understanding his artist father

Documentary film “The Man Who Paints Water Drop” attempts to look into the life and artistry of one acclaimed Korean painter who painted water drops for almost 40 years. As steadily maintaining its calm and restrained attitude, the documentary gradually … Continue reading

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#AfterMeToo (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): They won’t be silent again

South Korean documentary film “#AfterMeToo” examines how things have become a little different for many women out there in the South Korean society since the #MeToo Movement in 2017. Sure, there are still lots of things to be changed for … Continue reading

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Sidney (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A respectful tribute to Sidney Poitier

Documentary film “Sidney”, which was released on Apple TV+ in last month, looks into the life and career of late Sidney Poitier, who was one of a few major black Hollywood stars during his prime in the 1950-60s. Although it … Continue reading

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Fanatic (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Of being a fan

I could not help but become quite amused from time to time while watching South Korean documentary film “Fanatic”. Yes, as shown from the documentary, director Oh Se-yeon was really a big fan of a certain local male idol singer, … Continue reading

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The 2nd Repatriation (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Still waiting for repatriation

South Korean documentary film “The 2nd Repatriation”, which is the sequel to director Kim Dong-won’s acclaimed 2003 documentary “Repatriation” (It won the Freedom of Expression Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, by the way), covers last two decades of … Continue reading

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Repatriation (2003) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Waiting for repatriation

South Korean documentary film “Repatriation” simply follows the lives of a bunch of unconverted North Korean people who could not go back to their country even after being imprisoned in South Korea for many years. As observing their long struggle … Continue reading

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Cow (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The daily life of two cows

Andrea Arnold’s documentary film “Cow” directly looks into an inconvenient fact of dairy business. It is undeniable that our human society has exploited millions of cows to get lots of milk produced from their bodies everyday, and the documentary gives … Continue reading

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