Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


The difference between Chinese and American romance movies


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

Why Chinese movies turn the American Dream into a nightmare


The American Dream appears quite often in Chinese movies—usually not in the best light.

Will we ever see a Chinese superhero movie?


Can Chinese filmmakers create a genuine, homegrown superhero, and not just a comedic parody of one?

Are the Huangs in “Fresh Off the Boat” Chinese or Taiwanese?


IMDB says Fresh Off the Boat is about how "a Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s". However, its season finale features...

“The Interview”: A jester at the court of diplomacy


The Interview is a hilarious buddy comedy, but it's not dark humor -- that's exactly what North Korea wants, and what anyone who wants progress...