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The 10 Best Anime On Netflix

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top anime series you can stream on Netflix, updated for 2020.

The 11 Best Global Pandemic Movies

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Locked down during coronavirus? Tired of Hollywood? Check out these top international pandemic movies, streaming links included.

Netflix Reveals New Korean Dramas and Movies For 2020

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Korean drama and movie fans on Netflix can expect more hits from Korea and more originals.

With “Island Nation,” Taiwan Finally Has A Political Drama

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“Island Nation” recounts Taiwan’s transition to democracy, and breaks barriers around depicting politics in Taiwanese television.

Review: “Son-Mother” Dismantles A Family Unit In Mahnaz Mohammadi’s Heartbreaking Debut

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Iranian women's rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi's debut feature "Son-Mother" offers a personal take on prejudice and patriarchy.

Review: Season 2 of “Kingdom” Continues Themes of Politics and Class Struggle

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Season two is as fast-paced as the previous season, with more focus on themes of survival and protecting what’s precious.

Review: Tsai Ming-liang’s “Days” Puts Aging and Mortality on Display

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Tsai Ming-Liang’s "Days" blends his usual "slow-cinema" style with a dose of personal filmmaking consistent with his and long-time collaborator Lee Kang-Sheng’s advancing years.

Review: “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” Tries to Tackle Homophobia in Light-Hearted Rom-Com

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“Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” appeals to the classic Bollywood audience while addressing a traditionally sensitive subject. 

Review: “Time To Hunt” Blends Heist Thrills and Korean Economic Anxiety

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Yoon Sung-hyun's sophomore feature “Time to Hunt” blends capitalist apocalypse with classic heist thriller elements.

Review: “Monos” Masterfully Depicts War’s Effects On Colombia’s Children

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The Oscar-snubbed Colombian war movie "Monos" is a stunning, transcendent expression of cinema in its purest form.

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