Tag Archives: Real-life story

Navalny (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The man against the Kremlin

Documentary film “Navalny”, which was recently nominated for Best Documentary Oscar, focuses on one compelling figure who has defiantly resisted against the Kremlin as much as possible. As closely observing how he and his colleagues investigated on a shocking attempt … Continue reading

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Devotion (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): One black US Navy pilot in the Korean War

“Devotion”, which is currently available on Netflix in South Korea, is about one real-life black US Navy pilot who deserves to be known more for his barrier-breaking efforts. Although he is often regarded via a white figure who happened to … Continue reading

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Wildcat (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A troubled vet and his ocelots in Amazonian jungle

Documentary film “Wildcat”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, left me with mixed feelings. On one hand, it is supposed to be about how one troubled vet reached for his mental healing via fostering ocelots in the middle of … Continue reading

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Argentina, 1985 (2022) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): A trial in Buenos Aires, 1985

“Argentina, 1985”, which was selected as the Argentine submission to Best International Film Oscar in last year and recently won the Best Non-English Language Film award at the Golden Globes, is a calm but powerful period drama surrounding one big … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Inside Louis Armstrong

Documentary film “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues”, which is currently available on Apple TV+, does more than merely presenting the life and career of Louis Armstrong, who has been regarded as one of the greatest American musicians in the 20th … Continue reading

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Good Night Oppy (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Two rovers on Mars

Documentary film “Good Night Oppy”, which is currently available on Amazon Prime, is gives us a close and intimate look into one remarkable space mission which came to last a lot longer than expected. When NASA sent two rovers to … Continue reading

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La Vie en Rose (2007) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Non, je ne Regrette rien

As your average inconsequential movie reviewer, I have seen heaps of musician biography films come and go for more than 20 years, and not many of them can top what is so powerfully achieved in Olivier Dahan’s “La Vie en … Continue reading

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Fire of Love (2022) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): The story of one exceptional volcanologist couple

It is difficult not to be impressed by what is so beautifully and terrifyingly presented in documentary film “Fire of Love”, which is currently available on Disney+ in South Korea. For presenting the story of one exceptional volcanologist couple, its … Continue reading

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Sr. (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A free-flowing tribute to his filmmaker father

Netflix documentary film “Sr.”, which was released in last week, is a free-flowing tribute to one notable American filmmaker who had a very interesting life and career. Because I have not seen any of his work yet (Shame on me!), … Continue reading

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She Said (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): How they exposed Weinstein

“She Said” presents a compelling real-life investigation journalism story which was one of the main starters of the #MeToo movement in 2017. While it is often chilling and infuriating to see how one very deplorable (and powerful) man had got … Continue reading

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