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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?

Review: “Love Alarm” Is a Reminder of How Social Media Harms Teenagers

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"Black Mirror" meets "Mean Girls" in Netflix's latest original Korean drama.

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.

Review: “Line Walker 2” Is an Action-packed Tour Around the World

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Action takes priority over plot and drama, as Hong Kong police fight terrorists at home, in Myanmar, and in Spain.

Review: “The Divine Fury” Blends Christianity, Horror, and Action

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Park Seo-joon uses MMA skills to exorcise demons in his latest collaboration with Jason Kim Joo-hwan.

Review: “Weathering With You” Is a Giant Allegory for Climate Change

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Makoto Shinkai delivers a touching love story with dire warnings for humanity's future.

Review: “Rafiki” Beautifully Defies Conservative Kenya on Homosexuality

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Director Wanuri Kahiu blends dazzling colors and Africa's vibrancy to tell an optimistic story of love

Review: “Exit” Stars SNSD’s Yoona in A Lighthearted Disaster Flick

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“Exit” gives SNSD's Yoona a big break onto the big screen—or does it?

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.

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