Cinema Escapist

Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens

Articles by Akshay Suggula

Review: “Miss Sherlock” is a Fresh Take on Sherlock and Watson

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You don't often see female leads in Japanese dramas, making "Miss Sherlock" a particularly remarkable take on the classic detective.

If Indian movies want bigger profits, they should focus on China

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Lessons from Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" and "Dangal".

The 10 Best Japanese Movies of 2017

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Ten Japanese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

Review: Lowlife Love (Japan, 2016)

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A 2016 black comedy that skewers the Japanese film industry in a tale of sex and failure.

HBO announces second annual APA Visionaries short film competition for 2017-2018

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This iteration's deadline for competition entries is November 1, 2017.

Explore Asian Pacific American social issues with these three short films on HBO

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As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month winds down, don't forget to check out these three insightful Asian Pacific American short films.

“Uncertain” finds empathy at the margins

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This documentary about a small Texas town helps us remember that, wherever we are, we're all part of the same human struggle.

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” premieres Feb 22

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Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Review: The Birth of Sake (United States, 2016)

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Erik Shirai’s The Birth of Sake is a warm love letter to the national liquor of Japan and the people who make it happen. Shirai...

Terrace House: Netflix’s new Japanese reality show

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Three guys, three girls, and a massive, well appointed apartment in the heart of Tokyo? Netflix does reality TV for Japan.. and it's not what...