Tag Archives: Documentary

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): On their long struggle

  Revolving around the mysterious death of one prominent sexual minority activist, Netflix documentary film “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” vividly illuminates an overlooked aspect of the LGBTQ activism in US during the 1970-90s. While it initially draws … Continue reading

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Kedi (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Cats in Istanbul

If you adore cats like me, you will find that documentary film “Kedi” is a sheer delight right from its first scene. Looking here and there around the streets and alleys of Istanbul, the documentary presents a vivid glimpse into … Continue reading

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David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lynch on his early art life

As one of the most fascinating filmmakers in our time, David Lynch has dazzled and confounded us with his odd surreal style during last 40 years. Since he made a striking impression on the audiences with his first feature film … Continue reading

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Strong Island (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Remembering his brother – and how he was killed

Calmly examining one case of senseless killing and the resulting anger and grief, documentary film “Strong Island”, which is currently available on Netflix, makes its intention very clear to us right from the beginning. It wants us to see how … Continue reading

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Icarus (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The biggest doping scandal in sports history

Bryan Fogel’s documentary film “Icarus” begins with one story and then goes into the other story. While the former is mildly fascinating, the latter is more compelling in comparison, and the documentary wisely lets the latter take the center, as … Continue reading

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Keep Quiet (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The repentance of an anti-semite Jewish Hungarian

Joseph Martin and Sam Blair’s documentary film “Keep Quiet” presents one extraordinary human story. Here is a man who has tried to reach for repentance and redemption since he confronted a hidden truth which shattered what he had fervently espoused … Continue reading

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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): How Loach has abided

What a remarkable filmmaker Ken Loach is. Since he modestly started his career during the 1960s, he has ardently stuck to his integrity as well as his artistry during more than 50 years, and that admirable aspect of his is … Continue reading

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