Cinema Escapist

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Why I want Lebanon’s “The Insult” to win an Oscar


Unlike 2018's other Foreign Language nominees, "The Insult" has real political power—to help its homeland heal from the past.

Is Feng Xiaogang’s “Youth” really that controversial?


The film's original Chinese National Day release was pushed back, purportedly for political reasons.

“Beautiful Accident” starring Gwei Lun-mei to premiere May 27, 2017


Popular Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei (桂纶镁) is set to headline Beautiful Accident (美好的意外).

Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31


The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Film “A Loner” to illuminate plight of elderly empty-nesters in China


Starring Zhu Xijuan, "A Loner" (大雪冬至) is expected to complete production later in 2017.

Trailer: Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” premieres Jan 28


Kung Fu Yoga is a Chinese-Indian coproduction starring Jackie Chan that hits Chinese theaters on January 28, 2017.

The 10 Best Korean Movies on Netflix


Looking for the latest Korean movies online? Here's our list of the 10 best Korean movies on Netflix, updated for 2018!