Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Richard Yu

Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31

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The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Review: The Eye of Silence (China, 2016)

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A brooding thriller set amidst the hedonistic modernity of Beijing.

Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production

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"A Taste of Rice Flower" documents the life of an ethnic Dai woman in Yunnan province.

Trailer: Battleship Island (South Korea, 2017)

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Remember that abandoned island in Skyfall? That's a real place, and a South Korea movie's being made about it.

Film “A Loner” to illuminate plight of elderly empty-nesters in China

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Starring Zhu Xijuan, "A Loner" (大雪冬至) is expected to complete production later in 2017.

Trailer: Korean action flick “Fabricated City” coming Feb 9

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From the director of "Welcome to Dongmakgol", "Fabricated City" is an action-thriller featuring a videogamer who must fight for his innocence after being unjustly framed.

Review: Ace of Sales (Taiwan, 2016)

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A haphazard Taiwanese comedy about a TV shopping presenter played by model Bianca Bai.

Trailer: Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” premieres Jan 28

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Kung Fu Yoga is a Chinese-Indian coproduction starring Jackie Chan that hits Chinese theaters on January 28, 2017.

Trailer: “Duckweed”, directed by popular Chinese blogger Han Han, premieres Jan 28

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Duckweed -- the directorial debut of Han Han, China's most popular blogger, hits Chinese theaters on January 28, 2017.

Trailer: Confidential Assignment (South Korea, 2017)

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An action thriller starring Hyun Bin as a North Korean detective sent to the South for a cooperative investigation.