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Review: Netflix’s “The Ghost Bride” Brings Malaysian Chinese Superstition To Life


Netflix's first Malaysian Mandarin-language original series offers a compelling premise and memorable production design amidst a rocky narrative.

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Review: The Unwavering Relevance of “The Battle of Algiers”


The Algerian masterpiece remains one of the most relevant films of our time for good reason.

Review: 3 Idiots (India, 2009)


All izz well. As my heart was incessantly thudding, waiting to open the page where Cornell University would determine my fate forever, I whispered to...

Review: A Touch of Sin (China, 2013)


As a budding China watcher, I am surprised that I have not seen more of Jia Zhangke’s work. As a budding China watcher, I am...

The 8 Best Taiwanese Movies of 2017


The top Taiwanese movies from 2017, with an emphasis on authentic local stories.

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