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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.

Review: “Itaewon Class” Is a Story About Second Chances and Reaching For Your Dreams

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Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi shine as part of an ensemble cast in a touching yet fun Korean drama.

Review: “Lost In Russia” Blends Mother-Son and Sino-Russian Relations

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Xu Zheng’s latest movie in China’s famous “Lost In” series mixes mother-son bonding with superficial glances at Russian life.

Review: “Ride Your Wave” Is Masaaki Yuasa’s Whimsical Meditation On Love and Letting Go

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Japanese director Masaaki Yuasa’s summer love story “Ride Your Wave” is a whimsical meditation on learning to let go.

Review: Saeed Roustaee’s “Just 6.5” Brutally Depicts Iran’s Drug Crisis

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Iranian director Saeed Roustaee's second feature "Just 6.5" exposes the shocking truth of Iran's deepening drug problem.

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