Tag Archives: Documentary

Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): People working on the front line against COVID-19

Latest Netflix documentary film “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis”, which is released today, is a modest but engaging assembly of personal narratives observed around the world during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As busily shuffling around its multiple narratives, the documentary … Continue reading

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In the Same Breath (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Another important documentary of the COVID-19 pandemic era

HBO documentary film “In the Same Breath” is another important record of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic era. Mostly sticking to personal stories to show and tell, the documentary calmly and harrowingly observes how things went wrong in China and then … Continue reading

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Dreaming Cat (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Save those stray cats

To be frank with you, I cannot possibly be objective about South Korean documentary film “Dreaming Cats”, which is about many different cats living in abandoned neighborhoods to be demolished sooner or later. As a guy who does not have … Continue reading

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Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A decent painter betrayed by his greedy partners

As far as I can see from Netflix documentary “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed”, which was released a few days ago, Bob Ross was not only a decent painter but also a good man to admire. He simply … Continue reading

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Underground (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A calm and thoughtful observation of subway workers

South Korean documentary film “Underground” simply observes a bunch of various subway workers who have devoted themselves to making their public system work everyday for millions of citizens out there. Although it does not explain that much to us as … Continue reading

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Misha and the Wolves (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Holocaust story too good to be true

Netflix documentary film “Misha and the Wolves”, which was released in last week, presents a real-life story which is surely stranger than fiction for good reasons. Mainly revolving around an unbelievably dramatic tale from one old woman, the documentary initially … Continue reading

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Assassins (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A close look into one infamous assassination case

Documentary film “Assassins” gives us a close look into one infamous assassination case which surprised many of us a few years ago. On February 13th, 2017, a certain prominent North Korean exile was assassinated right in the middle of Kuala … Continue reading

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Pray Away (2021) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): How they damaged others out there

Netflix documentary film “Pray Away”, which is released on this Tuesday, mainly focuses on several survivors and former leaders of gay conversion therapy groups in US. Although it does not go that deep into many horrors and tragedies of gay … Continue reading

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76 Days (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): 76 days of lockdown in Wuhan, China

Documentary film “76 Days”, which was shortlisted for Best Documentary Oscar early in this year, gives us a close look into that urgent 76-day period of lockdown in Wuhan, China, which was the ground zero of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading

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Us, Day by Day (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Their never-ending feminist life

South Korean documentary film “Us, Day by Day” looks into the past and present of five proud and strong women who have all led each own interesting life as feminists. As it is limited by its rather short running time … Continue reading

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