Tag Archives: Documentary

The Janes (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Still relevant, unfortunately

HBO documentary film “The Janes” looks into a fascinating real-life story about a group of remarkable women in Chicago who willingly helped thousands of women in the urgent need of abortion from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. During … Continue reading

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Inside her extraordinary art and life

Laura Poitras’ latest documentary film “All the Bloody and the Bloodshed”, which received the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival in last year and then garnered an Oscar nomination early in this year, looks into the art … Continue reading

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All That Breathes (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Of Nature and Human Life in Delhi

Documentary film “All That Breathes”, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year and then received an Oscar nomination in last month, is an extraordinary piece of … Continue reading

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Navalny (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The man against the Kremlin

Documentary film “Navalny”, which was recently nominated for Best Documentary Oscar, focuses on one compelling figure who has defiantly resisted against the Kremlin as much as possible. As closely observing how he and his colleagues investigated on a shocking attempt … Continue reading

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Citizen K (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The rise and fall of one Russian Oligarch

Alex Gibney’s documentary “Citizen K”, which is available on Amazon Prime, presents the rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once one of the most prominent Russian oligarchs in the early 2000s. While never overlooking a number of questionable … Continue reading

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Wildcat (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A troubled vet and his ocelots in Amazonian jungle

Documentary film “Wildcat”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, left me with mixed feelings. On one hand, it is supposed to be about how one troubled vet reached for his mental healing via fostering ocelots in the middle of … Continue reading

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Girl Who Dreams About Time (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Dealing with her fateful vocation

South Korean documentary film “Girl Who Dreams About Time” follows the life story of one young female shaman who simply tries to live her own life. Although she was expected to follow the footsteps of her grandmother due to her … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Inside Louis Armstrong

Documentary film “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues”, which is currently available on Apple TV+, does more than merely presenting the life and career of Louis Armstrong, who has been regarded as one of the greatest American musicians in the 20th … Continue reading

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Good Night Oppy (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two rovers on Mars

Documentary film “Good Night Oppy”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, is gives us a close and intimate look into one remarkable space mission which came to last a lot longer than expected. When NASA sent two rovers to … Continue reading

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Moonage Daydream (2022) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A Bowie Odyssey

Brett Morgan’s latest documentary “Moonage Daydream” is a kaleidoscopic presentation of the artistic career of David Bowie, one of the most interesting pop musicians in the late 20th century. Regardless of how much you know about David Bowie (Full Disclosure: … Continue reading

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