Smartphone videos and news footage take you inside the Diamond Princess cruise ship that sat in quarantine for weeks off the coast of Japan in February 2020 as one of the first COVID-19 hot zones. (Ultimately more than 700 people on the ship would test positive.) The film is a documentary in the true sense of the word—a straightforward presentation of events as they unfold. Fascinating and compelling, it’s a video record of the first days of what would become the coronavirus pandemic.

4/5 stars