Cinema Escapist

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2015

This Movie Helps Explain Why Turkey And Japan Are Such Good Friends

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"Ertugrul 1890" reveals how it all starts with a century-old disaster.

A Taste of South Indian Indie Film From “Six Feet High” And “An Off-Day Game”

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Keralan director Sanal Kumar Sasidhara's first two features offer an example of world-class cinematic technique applied to local, Indian narratives.

An Interview With Dror Shaul, Director of “Atomic Falafel”

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"Atomic Falafel", which satirizes Israel-Iran nuclear tensions, has been praised as an Israeli "Doctor Strangelove"

Review: Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany, 2015)

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This Oscar-nominated Danish/German film explores a little-known part of WWII's aftermath.

Interview: Nanfu Wang, Director of “Hooligan Sparrow”

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"Hooligan Sparrow" is an Oscar shortlisted documentary about one of China's most prominent women's rights activists.

Review: Under the Sun (Russia/North Korea, 2015)

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Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.

Interview with Niharika Popli, director of “Rasan Piya”

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Niharika Popli is the director of Rasan Piya, a documentary about a renowned classical Indian musician named Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan.

Review: Inside Men (South Korea, 2015)

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Picture this story: a white knight prosecutor in pursuit of justice finds unexpected common ground with a handsome underworld figure bent on revenge in a...

Review: Cemetery of Splendour (Thailand, 2015)

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Thanks to movies like The Hangover Part II and countless social media postings from rambunctious vacationers, the West often sees Thailand through the lens of...

Interview: Colin Offland, Director of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang”

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Cinema Escapist talks with Colin Offland, director of the documentary Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang. Offland tells us about his experiences making this hilarious...

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