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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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The Edge of Democracy (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): The unraveling of democracy in Brazil

Brazilian documentary film “The Edge of Democracy”, which was released on Netflix yesterday, is often uncomfortable and depressing to watch especially if, like me, you have been disturbed by the rise of extreme right-wing political factions around the world during … Continue reading

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Knock Down the House (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Female candidates against the Establishment

Netflix documentary film “Knock Down the House”, which received the US Documentary Audience Award when it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, introduces to us four different American women who decided to stand against the … Continue reading

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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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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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The Death of Stalin (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A political satire set in the Soviet era

Some black comedies dare to generate laughs from dark, ghastly subjects, and “The Death of Stalin” is one of such interesting cases. Focusing on the human absurdities and inhuman horrors inside one of the most infamous totalitarian regimes in the … Continue reading

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Get Me Roger Stone (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A political operator very proud of his infamy

If you despise what Donald Trump and his party represent, I bet you will dislike and detest Roger Stone as much as me after watching Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone”. Here is a smart, diabolical political operator who has … Continue reading

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