Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Interviews

Interview: Mark Grieco’s “A River Below” isn’t just about saving the dolphins

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Grieco's documentary explores the complex, "post-truth truth" behind an episode of environmental activism in Brazil.

From Our Archives

Review: The Wedding Plan (Israel, 2016)

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Rama Burshtein's sophomore film manages to make -- from a tired plot -- a lively comedy with a lot to say about Orthodox Jewish women...

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.

Review: Yamato (Japan, 2005)

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Commissioned a week after Pearl Harbor in 1941, the battleship Yamato is a fitting metaphor for the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire during...

Review: Vive L’Amour (Taiwan, 1994)

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I’ve always seen Taipei as a city of togetherness. To me, it is an abode of extended family, a lively retreat from the banality of...