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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: “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: “Ne Zha” Mixes Family-Friendly Fun With the Invisible Hand of the Party

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Whimsical, family-friendly, and also a lesson for Chinese Communist Party cadres?

7 Space Movies From Around the World

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America isn't the only country that makes space exploration movies—here are seven movies that'll help you learn about other countries' space aspirations.

Review: “The Farewell” Reveals Life’s Necessary Illusions

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Asian-American critic Teen Sheng sees Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" as remarkable, humanistic, and resonant at a deeply personal level.

The 10 Best Asian LGBTQ Movies

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To celebrate Pride Month, let's take a look at 10 Asian movies featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, or queer characters.

8 Asian Movies Screening at Cannes 2019

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Eight promising Asian movies — by directors like Bong Joon-ho and Takashi Miike— screening at 2019's Cannes Film Festival.

Review: “Last Sunrise” Is a Thoughtful Addition to China’s Burgeoning Sci-fi Genre

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Filmed in 14 days on a budget of $250,000, the Last Sunrise leaves a different impression on what home-grown, Chinese science fiction has to offer...

Review: “One Child Nation” Tells The Story of a Nation At War With Its Own Population

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“One Child Nation” confronts the untold history of China’s One-Child Policy with a personal and empathetic touch

Review: Ai Weiwei’s “The Rest” Offers a Scathing Critique of Europe for Denying Human Dignity to Refugees

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Ai Weiwei asks Europe: You accepted me as a refugee, but what about the rest of us?

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