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Netflix’s Highly Relatable “On Children” Is “Black Mirror” With Tiger Moms


If you grew up with a tiger parent, or find yourself becoming one—this show is for you.

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French Animated Shorts Exhibit Humor—and the Macabre


The Francophone world brings us some of the best animation out there. In this year's Oscar-nominated animated shorts, the French give us big laughs, with...

Review: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (Taiwan, 2009)


Taiwanese kids can be just as quirky as those in other parts of the world — so there’s no excuse for the island to not...

Review: Good Kill (United States, 2014)


Andrew Niccol explores the dark side of modern warfare through the eyes of a F-16 pilot (Ethan Hawke) reassigned to fly Predator drones. This uniquely...

Review: Chongqing Hot Pot (China, 2016)


The central Chinese city of Chongqing is famous for hot pot, WWII bomb shelters, and gangsters. Chongqing Hot Pot combines all three into a screwball...