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Review: “Pájaros de Verano” Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Colombian Narco Movie

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"Pájaros de verano" ("Birds of Passage") offers a more nuanced and authentic take on Colombia's drug trade.

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: “Gully Boy” Is a Modern, Nuanced Depiction of Class Struggle Through Slum Life and Rap Music

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Directed and written by Indian women, this film succeeds where Slumdog Millionaire fails

Review: Netflix’s “Persona” Flexes IU’s Artistic Ambitions

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If IU wants audiences to see her as a serious artist, will Netflix’s “Persona” help?

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: Cinemax’s “Warrior” Is The Action Series Asian-Americans Need

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Edgy, raw, and a punch in the face—is "Warrior" the story Asian-Americans have been waiting for?

Review: “Money” is Korea’s Take on “Wall Street”

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Ryu Jun-yeol delivers a high-octane tale of insider trading and market manipulation—but how does it stand up to 80's classic "Wall Street"?

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: “Ramen Teh” Blends Food With Singaporean Identity

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Hunger-inducing food scenes and an exploration of Singaporean identity come together in Eric Khoo's latest hit.

Review: Netflix’s “PASKAL” Shows Off Malaysia’s Special Forces

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PASKAL shows off the skill of Malaysia's Special Forces -- but is it more than Malaysian propaganda?

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