Cinema Escapist

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2017

The 13 Best Bollywood & Indian Movies on Netflix

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We reveal the top Bollywood (and other Indian) movies on Netflix—updated for 2020 and available in India, the US, the UK, and many other countries.

Review: “Rift” Offers LGBT Horror Amongst the Icelandic Wilderness

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Erlingur Thoroddsen’s impressive second feature "Rift" explores the tension of a relationship through Icelandic horror.

Review: “La Flor de la Vida” Provides an Intimate Look into the Socially Isolated Lives of the Elderly

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Uruguayan documentary "La Flor de la Vida" explores the joys and sorrows of aging through intimate interviews and home video footage.

Review: “Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report” Is Japan’s Gonzo Answer to “Parts Unknown”

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Streaming on Netflix, this Japanese food show contains a fascinating blend of gonzo journalism and Terrace House-esque calm.

Interview: “Paradoxical” Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai Talk About the Binary Nature of Sense and Emotion

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Cinema Escapist writer Emily Hsiang sat down with Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai for an interview about "Paradoxical" -- a movie about sense and emotion, as...

Why I Want Lebanon’s “The Insult” To Win an Oscar

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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

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