Cinema Escapist

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Foreign Films

Interview: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” Director Michael Matthews and Producer Sean Drummond

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The filmmaking duo behind ' Five Fingers for Marseilles' discuss the decade-long journey of bringing South Africa's first Western to the screen.

Review: China’s “Sky Hunter” gives “Top Gun” a run for its money

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"Sky Hunter" showcases shiny Chinese fighter jets, global ambitions, and...Fan Bingbing.

Interview: Indonesian director Joko Anwar on “Halfworlds” and “Pengabdi Setan”

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Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful directors.

Review: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” shows colonialism’s scars in South Africa

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The film transplants the Western genre to South Africa, offering an allegory for colonialism's damaging influence on African nations.

The 8 Best Taiwanese Movies of 2017

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The top Taiwanese movies from 2017, with an emphasis on authentic local stories.

11 WWII movies from the Japanese perspective

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Check out 10 of the best Japanese WWII movies. Learn about World War II from a different perspective!

The 10 best Japanese movies of 2017

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Ten Japanese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

The 8 Best Chinese Movies of 2017

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Eight Chinese movies from 2017 that are worth your attention.

The 11 best Korean movies of 2017

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The 11 best Korean movies from 2017 including action, drama, comedy, and historical films!

Is Feng Xiaogang’s “Youth” really that controversial?

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The film's original Chinese National Day release was pushed back, purportedly for political reasons.