Tag Archives: Real-life incident

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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Lizzie (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): What if she did it with her housemaid

Around two years ago, I happened to come across a magazine article on Lizzie Borden and that infamous real-life murder case involved with her. Because I vaguely knew about her notoriety, I read that article with considerable fascination, and I … Continue reading

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Museo (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Two museum thieves in a big trouble

Mexican film “Museo”, which won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival early in this year, is about two pathetic criminals who somehow manage to steal a bagful of priceless artifacts from one of the … Continue reading

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Default (2018) ☆☆☆ (3/4): A broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997

South Korean film “Default” intends to give us a broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997, and it did a fairly good job despite its several weak elements. While occasionally hampered by its rather heavy-handed storytelling and … Continue reading

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BlacKkKlansman (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): Based on an unbelievably outrageous true story

Spike Lee’s latest film “BlacKkKlansman” intends to deliver an urgent social message, and it did its job well in a way both entertaining and galvanizing. While it tickles us a lot via a cheerfully outrageous mix of satire and police … Continue reading

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