Tag Archives: Documentary

A Skin So Soft (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Of muscle and masculinity

Going to the Jeonju International Film Festival has been a sort of ritual for me. After I watched Ramin Bahrani’s “Goodbye Solo” (2008) there, I have made a regular visit to the festival during last 8 years, and I was … Continue reading

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Human Flow (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A wide, intimate look into global refugee crisis

As a wide, intimate look into the ongoing refugee crisis around our world, Ai Weiwei’s documentary film “Human Flow” is sometimes difficult to watch. Moving around here and there around the world, the documentary frequently shows us vivid, harrowing moments … Continue reading

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The Remnants (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The aftermath of the Yongsan Tragedy

South Korean documentary film “The Remnants” closely looks into the bitter aftermath of one tragic incident which shocked the whole nation at that time. What happened in Yongsan district of Seoul during the early of January 20th, 2009 was indeed … Continue reading

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Two Doors (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A sobering documentary on Yongsan Tragedy

South Korean documentary film “Two Doors” reminds me again of how terrible and infuriating the Yongsan Tragedy was. In the early morning of January 19th, 2009, the police attempted to suppress a group of evictees who simply demanded fair treatment, … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Peace (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Combatants for the Peace

Documentary film “Disturbing the Peace” looks into the unlikely solidarity between two different groups of people jointly pursuing the idea of peace in their violent world which has been torn by conflict for many years. As frequently going back and … Continue reading

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The Force (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Can the system be fixed?

Documentary film “The Force”, which is currently available on Netflix, gives us a clear-eyed glimpse into the ongoing problematic status of the Oakland Police Department, which was put under federal oversight in 2003 but has only drawn more public attentions … Continue reading

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Voyeur (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The confession of a voyeur

Netflix documentary film “Voyeur” gives us a fascinating story coupled with considerable morbidity and absurdity. Here are two different men who happened to get associated with each other after one tried to approach to the other with a story to … Continue reading

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