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Review: Was China’s “Shanghai Fortress” Really That Bad?

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After Chinese netizens lambasted " Shanghai Fortress," Netflix has given the world a chance to comment this latest Chinese foray into scifi.

Review: “Another Day Of Life” Vibrantly Relives Angola’s Civil War

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Based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s eponymous book, “Another Day of Life” blends animation and documentary to vividly relive history.

Review: “Fagara” Is a Touching Family Story…and Subtle Political Allegory

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Heiward Mak eschews direct mentions of cross-strait relations to focus on what family means.

Review: “The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos” Pits Korean Cops & Gangsters Against Japan

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Two cops team up with a mob enforcer and illegal gambling site owner to take down a Japanese drug ring.

Review: Netflix’s “Better Than Us” Imagines a World Where Robots Do The Work

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Luddites and Utopians clash in a Russian sci-fi drama that asks us whether robots can be better than humans.

Review: “Miss and Mrs. Cops” Is a Buddy Cop Movie For The #MeToo Era

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Two female cops take the lead on busting a spy cam ring—and gender roles too.

Interview: Director Oualid Mouaness Talks “1982,” His Feature Film Debut

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Director Oualid Mouaness' film "1982" stars prominent actress Nadine Labaki and tells a coming-of-age story amidst the 1982 Lebanon War.

Review: “Hello, Love, Goodbye” Highlights the Personal Struggles of Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong

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Cathy Garcia-Molina departs from rom-coms in a touching tale of sacrifice and love in a city far from home

Review: “Gundala” is Another Joko Anwar Film Giving Voice to Indonesian Mythology

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Will Indonesia be able to create its own home-grown rival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Review: “Carole & Tuesday” Is Shinichiro Watanabe’s Latest Musing on Music, Youth, and AI

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“Carole & Tuesday” is a visual spectacle that explores the role of AI in our future underneath its underdog tale of passion and song.

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