Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


Interview: Daniel McCabe’s “This Is Congo” compels us to care about the Congo


Director Daniel McCabe reveals his intent to confuse, scar, and ultimately engage the audience in his war documentary “This Is Congo”.

From Our Archives

Review: So Young (China, 2013)


In yet another coming-of-age romance story involving moves to America, famed actress Zhao Wei brings us her debut film starring Mark Chao and Han Geng...

Review: Dangerous Liaisons (China, 2012)


Cecilia Cheung is among my favourite actresses—and in Dangerous Liaisons, she portrays the role of cunning, shrewd businesswoman Mo Jieyu, who plots to use one of...

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: Ace of Sales (Taiwan, 2016)


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