Tag Archives: Documentary

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Michael Moore on the Trump era

Michael Moore’s new documentary film “Fahrenheit 11/9” is a mixed bag full of lots of things to present. While trying to examine how that shocking and unbelievable victory of Donald Trump happened on November 9th, 2016, the documentary attempts to … Continue reading

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For Vagina’s Sake (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Of Menstruation and Women

I remember well when I happened to get a brief glimpse of menstruation a long time ago. It was around 1992, and I noticed a piece of toilet paper smeared with blood in a bathroom not long after my calligraphy … Continue reading

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A vivid, evocative WWI documentary

Peter Jackson’s documentary film “They Shall Not Grow Old” is an extraordinary work you should not miss. Via its astounding technical enhancement of archival footage clips shot during World War I, it vividly and compellingly shows us what it was … Continue reading

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The Workers Cup (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The League of Their Own

Although I do not have much interest in soccer or World Cup, I observed documentary film “The Workers Cup” with considerable curiosity and empathy. Here are a group of foreign low-wage laborers trying to do their best in their soccer … Continue reading

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Filmworker (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Serving Kubrick

If you are a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films like me, you probably know about Leon Vitali, who was initially an actor but then came to assist Kubrick for nearly 20 years till Kubrick’s death. As a guy who … Continue reading

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McQueen (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his bold, striking artistry

Documentary film “McQueen” gives us some striking moments to remember as looking around the life and career of Alexander McQueen, who was one of the most renowned fashion designers during recent years. I must confess that I do not know … Continue reading

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A Long Farewell (2017) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Farewell to one old apartment complex area

Apartment complexes were an important part of my childhood life during the 1980-90s. As I and my family often moved from one apartment complex to another one, I always looked at those big buildings with wonder and curiosity, and I … Continue reading

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