Tag Archives: Real-life incident

Citizen K (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The rise and fall of one Russian Oligarch

Alex Gibney’s documentary “Citizen K”, which is available on Amazon Prime, presents the rise and fall of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once one of the most prominent Russian oligarchs in the early 2000s. While never overlooking a number of questionable … Continue reading

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The Point Men (2023) ☆☆(2/4): A hollow hostage thriller flick

It was hard for me to care that much about what was going on in South Korean film “The Point Men”, which is incidentally inspired by the true events of the 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan. Sure, I … Continue reading

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Hero (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A passable musical film about one patriotic activist

I was ready to give a chance to South Korean musical film “Hero” even though it is not for me from the beginning. No, I have no problem with its genre at all, but, just like many of its director’s … Continue reading

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Thirteen Lives (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A redundant but solid docudrama from Ron Howard

Ron Howard’s new film “Thirteen Lives”, which is now available on Amazon Prime, attempts to give us a close look into the events of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, and it succeeds to some degree despite its several inherent … Continue reading

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Girl in the Picture (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who is she?

Netflix documentary film “Girl in the Picture”, which was released in last week, looks into one infamous criminal case which will unnerve you a lot as the documentary doles out those disturbing details of the case step by step. Although … Continue reading

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Operation Mincemeat (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): One fantastic deception operation

“Operation Mincemeat”, which was released on Netflix in US while released in theaters in case of South Korea a few days ago, is a standard World War II drama movie which does its job a bit better than expected. Although … Continue reading

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Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): That fun time in the 1960s

Richard Linklater’s new animation feature film “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is as sweet, funny, witty, and whimsical as you can expect from his work. Starting with one silly and … Continue reading

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Nitram (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A distant but chilling character study by Justin Kurzel

Jusitn Kurzel’s new film “Nitram” is a distant but chilling character study based on the real-life figure who perpetrated a shocking mass shooting incident in Tasmania, Australia in 1996. Although it is a pretty uncomfortable experience to say the least, … Continue reading

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Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The downfall of Boeing

Netflix documentary film “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing”, which was released two days ago, may make you think twice about getting on a Boeing airplane. As many of you know, the Boeing Company dominated the airplane manufacture industry for several … Continue reading

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MLK/FBI (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A close look into the FBI surveillance on MLK

Documentary film “MLK/FBI” is often compelling in its calm but sobering presentation of what happened between one great American figure and a very powerful government agency quite willing to suppress him by any means necessary. While it will not probably … Continue reading

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