Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


“Wolf Warriors 2” shows a new kind of Chinese patriotism—that speaks to overseas Chinese


"Wolf Warriors "2 breathes new life into the Chinese action genre—and appeals to foreign-born Chinese in the process.

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Review: My Way (South Korea, 2011)


During the D-Day landings in 1944, American paratroopers captured an Asian man in Wehrmacht uniform. This man was Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean who had…

Review: Chongqing Hot Pot (China, 2016)


The central Chinese city of Chongqing is famous for hot pot, WWII bomb shelters, and gangsters. Chongqing Hot Pot combines all three into a screwball...

“In the Crosswind” illuminates a little known Baltic tragedy of WWII


This Estonian film reveals why Baltic countries still fear Russian today

Review: Katyń (Poland, 2007)


Polish history began a long descent into darkness in 1772. That year saw the First Partition of Poland at the hands of Prussia, Austria, and...