Tag Archives: Documentary

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A Man Behind Fox News

Roger Ailes was a pretty deplorable guy in my humble opinion. As running Fox News for more than 20 years, he actively and aggressively spread fear and hate over the American society along with his loony right-wing figures such as … Continue reading

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Blood fraud

Not long before watching HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”, I happened to have a small conversation with some of colleagues in a biotechnology company where I have worked during last two years. The subject of … Continue reading

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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Life in the Siberian Taiga

In January 2013, I came to learn about Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s documentary film “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” via Steven Boone’s review and late Roger Ebert’s blog post. While I became quite curious about the documentary … Continue reading

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Free Solo (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Climbing up a rock alone – without rope

Watching Oscar-nominated documentary film “Free Solo”, which also won the People’s Choice documentary award when it was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in last year, was a pretty terrifying experience to me due to my longtime fear of … Continue reading

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Fyre Fraud (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another recent documentary film on the Fyre Festival

It was a curious experience for me to watch Hulu documentary film “Fyre Fraud”, which presents an unbelievably absurd story about the Fyre Festival fraud case in 2017. Not long after it was released in last week, another documentary film … Continue reading

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Fyre (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Absurd and devastating

To be frank with you, I did not know much about the Fyre Festival incident in 2017 before watching Netflix documentary film “Fyre”, which gives us a close look on how absurd and devastating that unbelievable case of fraud was … Continue reading

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Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An intimate and dynamic portrait of M.I.A.

Documentary film “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”, which received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, is an intimate and dynamic portrait of one renowned female musician who is not only … Continue reading

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