Tag Archives: Documentary

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her genius behind her beauty

To be frank with you, I did not know much about Hedy Lamarr and her overlooked contribution before coming to learn about her significant invention a few years ago. While she was one of the most prominent Hollywood actresses during … Continue reading

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): On his talent and inspiration

Documentary film “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” was a rather curious experience for me. Although I am not a big fan of Ryuichi Sakamoto and I actually winced during some of his several musical experiment scenes in the documentary, I came to … Continue reading

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Mercury 13 (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Female pilots who could have been astronauts

Documentary film “Mercury 13”, which is currently available on Netflix, presents a hidden story about a group of remarkable women who could have been astronauts in the 1960s. While they demonstrated well that they were as skillful and experienced as … Continue reading

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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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