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The Rise and Fall of the Turkish “Mockbuster”

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Cult Film enthusiast Timon Singh explores the strange story of how Turkey became the home of cinema’s most curious rip-offs.

Review: Bitcoin Heist (Vietnam, 2016)

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"Bitcoin Heist" is an action-packed digital heist movie that showcases Vietnam's modernity.

The Best Chinese Movies on Netflix

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Seven worthy Chinese movies you can watch on Netflix today!

“Wolf Warrior 2” Shows a New Kind of Chinese Patriotism—That Speaks to Overseas Chinese

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"Wolf Warrior 2" breathes new life into the Chinese action genre—and appeals to foreign-born Chinese in the process.

Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s Answer to “The Avengers”, Premieres Feb 23

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Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Trailer: Korean Action Flick “Fabricated City” Coming Feb 9

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From the director of "Welcome to Dongmakgol", "Fabricated City" is an action-thriller featuring a videogamer who must fight for his innocence after being unjustly framed.

Trailer: Godspeed (Taiwan, 2016)

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Godspeed (一路順風) is a Golden Horse Award-nominated Taiwanese dark comedy about a drug mule who takes a ride with the wrong taxi driver

Review: Operation Mekong (China, 2016)

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Based on a true 2011 incident, Operation Mekong is China's first major foray into the US-dominated "foreign intervention action epic" genre.

Review: Elite Squad (Brazil, 2007)

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Before playing infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar on Netflix’s Narcos, Brazilian actor Wagner Moura made a name for himself by starring in an opposite...

Review: Order Number 27 (North Korea, 1986)

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Despite my intense academic interest in North Korea, I actually haven’t fully dived into the country’s cinema yet. Yes, I’ve seen documentaries filmed in North...

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