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Review: This is Not What I Expected (China, 2017)

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Starlet Zhou Dongyu displays a new level of maturity opposite Takeshi Kaneshiro in this culinary-themed Chinese rom-com.

From Our Archives

Review: Northern Limit Line (South Korea, 2015)

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Released last week in the US, Northern Limit Line is a based on a fascinating real-life battle between South and North Korean patrol boats.

An interview with Dror Shaul, director of “Atomic Falafel”

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"Atomic Falafel", which satirizes Israel-Iran nuclear tensions, has been praised as an Israeli "Doctor Strangelove"

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

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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: Good Kill (United States, 2014)

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Andrew Niccol explores the dark side of modern warfare through the eyes of a F-16 pilot (Ethan Hawke) reassigned to fly Predator drones. This uniquely...