Tag Archives: Real-life story

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Their special camp and beyond

Netflix documentary film “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”, which received the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival early in this year, presents an extraordinary tale of empowerment and resilience. At the beginning, it merely seems to be about one … Continue reading

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Lost Girls (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Looking for her missing daughter

Netflix film “Lost Girls” is about the tenacious struggle of a woman determined to find out what really happened to her missing daughter. Although occasionally becoming a little melodramatic as expected, the movie mostly sticks to its dry but engaging … Continue reading

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Miles Davis’ greatest hits

Documentary film “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” tries to look around the greatest moments in the career of Miles Davis, and it did a fairly good job on the whole despite its several shortcomings. For instance, I was a … Continue reading

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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Following the career of Mike Wallace

Documentary film “Mike Wallace Is Here” attempts to presents the overview of the career of Mike Wallace, who was one of the most prominent TV journalists in US for many years before his death in 2012. Instead of merely depending … Continue reading

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Dark Waters (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long, frustrating legal fight against DuPont

As watching Todd Haynes’ latest film “Dark Waters” at a local movie theater on this Wednesday evening, I mused a bit on when I heard about Teflon for the first time. It was probably when I learned elementary cooking during … Continue reading

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Honey Boy (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Memories of his traumatized childhood

Alam Har’el’s first feature film “Honey Boy”, which won the Special Jury Prize when it was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival early in last year, looks closely into the painful childhood memories of one troubled young man still struggling … Continue reading

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Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): An animation film on Buñuel

Spanish animation film “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” is the interesting presentation of Luis Buñuel at an early point in his life and career. While it may not surprise you that much if you are a longtime admirer … Continue reading

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