Tag Archives: Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Baldwin Remembers

First, let me confess that I am not that familiar with James Baldwin, a renowned African American writer who was one of the notable figures in the Civil Rights Movement in US during the 1960s. Although I came to know … Continue reading

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Dancer (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Reaching for his second chapter

While watching the ballet performance scenes in documentary film “Dancer”, I thought about how much effort ballet dancers have to put into their performance. For achieving those brief but precious moments of grace and perfection, they must push themselves as … Continue reading

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Zero Days (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Welcome to the era of cyber warfare

Documentary film “Zero Days” presents an inconvenient truth to chill and alarm us. While cyber-attack has been a familiar issue during recent years, the documentary shows us that cyber-attack technology has advanced far more than we think, and it is … Continue reading

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Life, Animated (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Reaching out to life through Disney animations

As a guy diagnosed as having Asperger’s syndrome, I am not very good at communicating with others including my family members, but I found a way to reach to others through writing and talking about movies. Although I must admit … Continue reading

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De Palma (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From the master of macabre

Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary film “De Palma” is as informative and entertaining as you can expect from the illustrious career of Brian De Palma, who surely deserves to be called “the Master of the Macabre” for many of … Continue reading

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O.J.: Made in America (2016) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): See O.J. run and rise – and fall

Documentary film “O.J.: Made in America” is not only impressive for its ambitious scope but also remarkable for its revealing insight. Besides its detailed examination of the dramatic rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, the documentary also provides us an … Continue reading

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13th (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

At the beginning, Netflix documentary film “13th” presents an alarming piece of statistical data. While the population of US is merely 5% of the entire human population in the world, 20% of the prisoners in the world are incarcerated in … Continue reading

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