Cinema Escapist

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2018

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: “House of Hummingbird” Paints A Bleak Coming-of-Age

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In "House of Hummingbird," Korean director Kim Bora examines adolescence and alienation in 1990s Seoul.

Netflix’s “Rea(L)ove” Raunchily Reveals Japan’s Sexual and Gendered Taboos

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Often contrasted with “Terrace House,” Netflix dating show "Rea(L)ove" highlights the gendered anxieties in contemporary Japanese dating.

Review: Irrfan Khan’s “Blackmail” Is a Convoluted but Entertaining Ride to Depravity

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"Blackmail" uses the darkness in ordinary people to weave a riveting tale of deception where there can be no winners.

Review: “Sakawa” Documents Ghana’s Internet Romance Scammers

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Ben Asamoah’s debut feature "Sakawa" is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that shows the hustle of Ghana's internet romance scammers.

Review: “Neko Cafe” Caters to Cat Lovers, With Bland Results

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Slice-of-life Japanese movie “Neko Cafe” is a fur-gettable feline feature.

The 10 Best Pinoy Movies of 2018

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CE reveals the top Filipino films of 2018—across not just romance, but also historical, action, family, drama, and other genres.

“Buffalo Boys” Is the Perfect Western for a Post “Crazy Rich Asians” World

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"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.

The 11 Best Korean Movies of 2018

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top South Korean films from 2018, across genres like espionage, romance, drama, and more.

Review: “Everyday Hero” Honors the Life Works of Guo Jian Nan

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Everyday Hero (南哥, lit. Brother Nan) is a Chinese biopic based on the true life and story of Guo Jian Nan, and his works in...

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