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Review: “Air Strike” Is a War Movie Plagued By Tragedy…And Taxes

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Meet the “Sharknado” of Chinese war movies: with US$65M worth of misery... and Bruce Willis.

“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.

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.

Review: Stalingrad (Russia, 2013)

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A 2013 Russian revisitation of WWII's arguably most important battle, complete with slick production quality and special effects.

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: The Eternal Zero (Japan, 2013)

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2013 was a good year for Japanese aviation fans. Hayao Miyazaki released his magnum opus The Wind Rises, a fictionalized biopic of Jiro Horikoshi (the...

Review: Heneral Luna (Philippines, 2015)

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It’s always a guilty treat to watch a film in which America is the bad guy. There aren’t that many, probably because most nations that...

Review: My Way (South Korea, 2011)

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During the D-Day landings in 1944, American paratroopers captured an Asian man in Wehrmacht uniform. This man was Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean who had…

Review: The Liberator (Venezuela, 2014)

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The Liberator is a Venezuelan biopic about South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar that is packed with both action and reminders of how Bolivar continues to...

Review: Kajaki (United Kingdom, 2014)

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The independent film Kajaki (titled Kilo Two Bravo for North American distribution) tells the true story of British troops who must contend with the physical...