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Review: “Article 15” Provides A Nuanced View of Caste Discrimination’s Effects in India

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Bollywood film "Article 15" displays a sobering perspective on casteism’s persistence despite the law banning it, but leans heavily into its savior complex.

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Review: Comrades, Almost a Love Story (China/Hong Kong, 1996)

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Teresa Teng is one of the most prolific Chinese singers in the modern age. Although artists like Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai may be the...

Review: Paprika (Japan, 2006)

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When Inception came out in 2010, it seemed like a novel film with a novel concept. With its mind-blowing story about dream thieves, it provided–and...

Review: “Rafiki” Beautifully Defies Conservative Kenya on Homosexuality

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Director Wanuri Kahiu blends dazzling colors and Africa's vibrancy to tell an optimistic story of love

Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)

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An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.


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