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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: 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: Netflix Thriller “Victim Number 8” Critiques Europe’s Nativist Resurgence

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Now on Netflix, Spain’s “Victim Number 8” is a conspiracy thriller with pro-tolerance undertones.

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 Wolf’s Call” Shows France Still Has Military—And Cinematic—Relevance

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Now streaming on Netflix, this submarine thriller reminds us France hasn't forgotten how to fire nukes and make entertaining movies.

Review: “Transit” Shows Hollywood Love Can’t Beat Fascism

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German director Christian Petzold's "Transit" explores today's rise in fascism through a classic Hollywood love story—or does it?

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?

Review: “The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid” Depicts Two Irelands At War

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Analyzing the latest documentary in an Irish cinematic movement that depicts farmers as heroes against an oppressive system.

Interview: Director Erik Gandini Explores Loneliness in Sweden in “The Swedish Theory of Love”

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Beautifully framed and enthusiastically edited, The Swedish Theory of Love discusses, criticises, and presents the idea of loneliness in Sweden through love, family, and communal...

The Bruce Lee Statue That Sought to Unify a Divided City

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The story behind the world's most unlikely Bruce Lee tribute: a statue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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