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: The Aura (Argentina, 2005)


In the dying days of high school AP Spanish, my teacher (who was slated to retire after the year as well) decided to turn our...

Review: The Flower Girl (North Korea, 1972)


When I traveled to North Korea last summer, I talked with one of my guides, Ms. Pak, about movies. A friend of mine had asked...

Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Japan, 2006)


Imagine if one day, while carrying papers into a chemistry classroom, you fall upon a walnut that grants you the ability to–literally–jump through time. This...

Review: 2046 (Hong Kong, 2004)


Wong Kar-wai is one of Asia’s most renowned filmmakers. If you’re a hardcore film buff, you’ve probably heard of him. If not, he’s definitely a...