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2012

Review: Girlfriend, Boyfriend (Taiwan, 2012)

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Girlfriend, Boyfriend is a coming of age romance (with a unique twist) set amidst Taiwan's democratization.

Review: They Call it Myanmar – Lifting the Curtain (United States, 2012)

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Robert H. Lieberman’s They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain is an exceptional layperson’s introduction to modern Burma and its tribulations. However, those who desire...

Review: Doomsday Book (South Korea, 2012)

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The South Korean sci-fi anthology Doomsday Book promises zombies in Seoul, robots achieving nirvana, and asteroids hitting Korea -- but can it deliver on this...

Review: Rent-A-Cat (Japan, 2012)

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With Rent-A-Cat (Rentaneko), Director Naoko Ogigami brings us a self-written film touching upon the loneliness that plagues many in modern society, but especially in Japan...

Review: Sleepwalk with Me (United States, 2012)

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If you’re a This American Life listener, you’ve probably heard comedian Mike Birbiglia. Birbiglia contributes regularly to the program, offering doses of deadpan humor in numerous...

Review: The First Time (China, 2012)

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Han Yan brings us this touching story of Song Shiqiao (Angelababy), a young college student diagnosed with a terminal genetic condition, and her love affair...

Review: Dangerous Liaisons (China, 2012)

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Cecilia Cheung is among my favourite actresses—and in Dangerous Liaisons, she portrays the role of cunning, shrewd businesswoman Mo Jieyu, who plots to use one of...

Review: Meet in Pyongyang (North Korea/China, 2012)

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This North Korean-Chinese co-production is a fascinating piece of political theater.

 
 
 

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