Tag Archives: Documentary

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): More than books

Frederick Wiseman’s documentary film “Ex Libris: the New York Public Library” is an experience both challenging and engaging. Like many of Wiseman’s notable works, the documentary simply observes without providing any background information to us during its long running time … Continue reading

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Three Identical Strangers (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Far stranger than fiction

Documentary film “Three Identical Strangers” starts with an incredible real-life story and then reveals a far more unbelievable thing which remains shrouded in questions even at present. I will try not to reveal too much here in this review, but, … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Being Jane

HBO documentary film “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” is a compelling examination of the life and carrier of Jane Fonda, a famous movie star who has also been an outspoken activist for many years. As she frankly recounts about her … Continue reading

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Quincy (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): He’s still keeping on

Netflix documentary film “Quincy” broadly looks around Quincy Jones’ numerous achievements, and it is hard not to be impressed by how much this legendary musician achieved during last six decades. As shown at the end of the documentary, he produced … Continue reading

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Crime + Punishment (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Against a systemic injustice

Documentary film “Crime + Punishment”, which is currently available on Hulu, exposes and examines a serious injustice in the system which is supposed to protect and serve people. Mainly via a group of brave people determined to fight against this … Continue reading

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City of Joy (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): From devastation to resilience

I like documentary films which enlighten me on unfamiliar subjects, and Netflix documentary film “City of Joy” is one of such cases. While looking into a small center for the female survivors of rape and other gender violences resulted from … Continue reading

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RBG (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The indomitable RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a remarkable woman for many reasons. While she has been known to us mostly for her enduring presence in the US Supreme Court during last 25 years, she already accomplished quite an impressive legal career before … Continue reading

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