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Why “Parasite” Is Bong Joon-ho’s Biggest Hit and Darkest Film Yet

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“Parasite” speaks to Korean audiences’ real-life woes in an intricately crafted and empathetic manner.

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Sex, Drugs, and Mexican History in “Y Tu Mamá También”

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What do you think of when you hear “sex”, “drugs”, and “Mexico” in the same sentence? Let me guess: human trafficking and drug lords. English-language...

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: Flirting in the Air (Hong Kong, 2014)

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It's a Ming Dynasty vase! It's a plane! No, it's "Flirting in the Air", an irreverently naughty Hong Kong comedy that parodies a popular show...

Will We Ever See a Chinese Superhero Movie?

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Can Chinese filmmakers create a genuine, homegrown superhero, and not just a comedic parody of one?


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