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The Glorias (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Viewed through her four different selves

Julie Taymor’s new film “The Glorias” explores the life and career of Gloria Steinem, one of the famous figures in the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although the overall result occasionally feels sketchy and overlong … Continue reading

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The Journalist (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A journalist against the power that be

Japanese film “The Journalist” steadily and diligently follows the lonely struggle of one determined female journalist and a government official who may help her more than he is willing to do. Although it is mostly fictional, the movie is still … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Following the career of Mike Wallace

Documentary film “Mike Wallace Is Here” attempts to presents the overview of the career of Mike Wallace, who was one of the most prominent TV journalists in US for many years before his death in 2012. Instead of merely depending … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Hanks triumphs as Mr. Rogers

What a gentle and disarming person Fred Rogers was. Although I am not that familiar with his popular children’s television program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”, I could not help but touched and moved by his genuine good will and decency as … Continue reading

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Long Shot (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A sweet and smart political romantic comedy

“Long Shot” is a sweet and smart political romantic comedy which does have some nice moments for good laughs. Although it could be sharper and wittier in some aspects, it is mostly entertaining thanks to the comic chemistry between its … Continue reading

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A Private War (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Driven to front line

“A Private War”, the first feature film directed by documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman, looks into the life and career of Marie Colvin (1956-2012), an American journalist who devoted herself to her risky jobs till her unfortunate death in 2012. While … Continue reading

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The Post (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Standing up for free press

Steven Spielberg’s new film “The Post” looks at one important moment in the American journalism history, which is all the more relevant at present for good reasons. While it is often a little too blatant in delivering its timely social … Continue reading

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City of Ghosts (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Brave Syrian civilian journalists against ISIS

Documentary film “City of Ghosts” often chills us with its unflinching presentation of what was going on in Raqqa, a Syrian city which was relatively unknown before it became the self-declared capital city of ISIS in 2014. We see video … Continue reading

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Spy Nation (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A persistent journalistic record against injustices

Because I heard numerous news reports about its subject, there are not many things to surprise or enlighten me in South Korean documentary “Spy Nation”, but I could not help but be angry about a number of infuriating cases presented … Continue reading

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Truth (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A report marred by devastating mistakes

They tried to report a truth, but then their minor mistakes ultimately eclipsed and muddled the main point of their report while resulting in considerable personal costs for everyone. Looking closely into the messy circumstance surrounding the flawed TV report … Continue reading

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