Tag Archives: Documentary

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two faces of a yoga guru

Netflix documentary film “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator”, which was released on this Wednesday, presents a very disturbing case of sexual predation revolving around a yoga guru who was once quite popular for many years in US. While it is interesting … Continue reading

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One Child Nation (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Memories of Policy

Documentary film “One Child Nation”, which won the Grand Jury Prize when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, is often powerful and heart-wrenching in its sobering but intimate presentation of one brutal family policy … Continue reading

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Tickled (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): It will tickle you – and then it will disturb you

Documentary film “Tickled” will tickle you at first and then will disturb you a lot. While it is initially quite funny and amusing as examining an absurd but curious type of sexual fetish, the documentary subsequently delves into a very … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Why they need more women in Hollywood

Documentary film “This Changes Everything”, which is currently being shown as “Woman in Hollywood” in South Korean theaters, attempts to illuminate a longtime gender issue in Hollywood. Although it does not go that far beyond what I have learned on … Continue reading

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63 Up (2019) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): Life at 63

Dear Roger How have you been these days, Roger? It has been more than 5 years since you passed away in 2013, but I often cannot help but think of you whenever I encounter something great at a movie theater. … Continue reading

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Tell Me Who I Am (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Forgotten and then remembered

There are several unforgettable moments in Netflix documentary “Tell Me Who I Am”, which revolves around the past forgotten and then remembered two twin brothers. While it simply observes and listens to its two human subjects, their sense of loss … Continue reading

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Maiden (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Sailing Away

Documentary film “Maiden” presents a fascinating real-life story about a group of brave and strong women who attempted to show the world that girls can do anything. Although they naturally faced many troubles and obstacles including sexism from the very … Continue reading

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