Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Jordan Li

A firing squad of one: Thailand’s “Last Executioner”


The fascinating story of Chavoret Jaruboon, who executed 55 prisoners as Thailand's last gunshot executioner.

Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s answer to “The Avengers”, premieres Feb 23


Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Review: Stalingrad (Russia, 2013)


A 2013 Russian revisitation of WWII's arguably most important battle, complete with slick production quality and special effects.

Review: The Eternal Zero (Japan, 2013)


2013 was a good year for Japanese aviation fans. Hayao Miyazaki released his magnum opus The Wind Rises, a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikoshi (the...

Review: Dream Flight (Taiwan, 2014)


Our newest contributor Jordan Li discusses Dream Flight, the first Taiwanese film ever to feature the Taiwanese Air Force. Read our article to learn about...