Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


Meet Joshua Wong: the 20 year-old poster boy of Hong Kong’s democracy movement


Wong is the subject of "Joshua: Teenager v. Superpower"―a new documentary now available on Netflix.

From Our Archives

Review: The Truth About Beauty (China, 2014)


Plastic surgery is often associated with South Korea and its cookie-cutter entertainment industry; however, Chinese have caught on to the trend too, with travel agencies...

Review: Soul Mate (China, 2016)


A Chinese movie about female friendship with coming-of-age and tragi-romance characteristics.

Interview: Colin Offland, director of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang”


Cinema Escapist talks with Colin Offland, director of the documentary Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang. Offland tells us about his experiences making this hilarious...

Review: The World (China, 2004)


In the West, China is famous for its ripoffs–copycat smartphones, pirated DVDs with uncannily modified titles, and counterfeit luxury products. Movies and LV purses are...