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Revisiting Safi Faye, One of Africa’s Most Underrated Female Filmmakers

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Looking back at Senegalese director Safi Faye through her groundbreaking film "Mossane."

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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.

Review: The Liberator (Venezuela, 2014)

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The Liberator is a Venezuelan biopic about South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar that is packed with both action and reminders of how Bolivar continues to...

HBO’s “Teenage Psychic” Actually Feels Taiwanese…and That’s Pretty Special

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After a well-received run in Asia, the show will start streaming Dec 1 on HBO's US services.

Review: Lan Kwai Fong (Hong Kong, 2011)

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If there was a genre of movies called “rich people problems”, Lan Kwai Fong would be one of its leading films. The first in a trilogy, Lan Kwai Fong tells the story...