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The Rise and Fall of the Turkish “Mockbuster”

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Cult Film enthusiast Timon Singh explores the strange story of how Turkey became the home of cinema’s most curious rip-offs.

Remembering Sridevi: How India’s Most Famous Actress United North and South

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Superstar Sridevi Kapoor's death both bridges and highlights one of India's biggest cultural divides.

Why You’ll Never See an Asian Stoner Movie

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East Asia emulates many Hollywood genres—but not stoner movies (thank Western hegemony).

Why and How FESPACO Needs To Reform

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Africa's most important film festival is fast approaching its 50th anniversary. Boukary Sawadogo suggests how it can improve and better prepare for the future.

How “Isle of Dogs” is a Metaphor for Japanese Politics

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Other critics have it wrong: Wes Anderson's film actually conveys Japanese issues through an American lens, not the other way around.

What Does It Mean for Asian-Americans When China’s Most Popular TV Program Is Racist?

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What does perceived Asian racism mean for the Asian-American identity?

Why “Who Killed Captain Alex?” is the Most Important African Film of the 21st Century

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The Ugandan Action Comedy that became an internet sensation heralds the future of African Cinema

What Black Panther’s Success Means For African Cinema

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Could the record-breaking American superhero blockbuster be a game-changer for African Cinema?

If Indian movies want bigger profits, they should focus on China

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Lessons from Aamir Khan's "Secret Superstar" and "Dangal".

The difference between Chinese and American romance movies

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While Americans have romantic comedies, Chinese have something else... read to learn what and why!