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Wei Te-sheng’s newest movie “52Hz, I love you” premiering across North America


From Oct 29 to Nov 21, 2016, renowned Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng's newest film "52Hz, I love you" will screen across 50+ North American locations.

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Review: The Second Mother (Brazil, 2015)


One of the most deservedly acclaimed films to come out of Brazil in the past year is The Second Mother, which centers around a live-in...

Review: Tangerines (Estonia/Georgia, 2013)


Rounding out the former Soviet bloc nominees for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is Tangerines, a co-production between Estonia and Georgia (officially, it’s...

Review: 12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania, 2006)


Eastern Bloc secret police fascinate me, though I’ll admit that most of my focus has been on East Germany’s Stasi. The Stasi were known for...