Tag Archives: Real-life story

City of Joy (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): From devastation to resilience

I like documentary films which enlighten me on unfamiliar subjects, and Netflix documentary film “City of Joy” is one of such cases. While looking into a small center for the female survivors of rape and other gender violences resulted from … Continue reading

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RBG (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The indomitable RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a remarkable woman for many reasons. While she has been known to us mostly for her enduring presence in the US Supreme Court during last 25 years, she already accomplished quite an impressive legal career before … Continue reading

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Megan Leavey (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A soldier and her military dog

“Megan Leavey” is better than its rather plain title suggests. Based on a touching real-life story between one US Marine soldier and her military dog, the movie gives us a vivid, close look into a relatively unknown military subject, and … Continue reading

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Meet Mister Rogers

To be frank with you, I am not that familiar with Fred Rogers, but I have heard about what a singular American TV celebrity he is. His famous popular children’s television program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” may look too simple and … Continue reading

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Adrift (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Adrift Alone for 41 Days

As your average survival drama movie, “Adrift” did its job as well as expected, but it somehow did not engage me enough during my viewing. While it is surely a well-made work which is also supported well by its lead … Continue reading

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The Prince and the Dybbuk (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A self-made filmmaker with hidden past

To be frank with you, I had never heard about Michał Waszyński before watching documentary film “The Prince and the Dybbuk”, which recently shown at EBS International Documentary Festival. According to Wikipedia, this prominent Polish filmmaker once worked as an … Continue reading

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Whitney (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life and career of Whitney Houston

Documentary film “Whitney” gives us a close look at the life and career of Whitney Houston, a famous singer who has been remembered for not only her meteoric rise but also the following downward spiral of which she could never … Continue reading

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