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Review: Netflix’s “PASKAL” Shows Off Malaysia’s Special Forces

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PASKAL shows off the skill of Malaysia's Special Forces -- but is it more than Malaysian propaganda?

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Review: Wild Tales (Argentina, 2014)

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Argentina's shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar packs six standalone shorts with themes of revenge and fantasy -- one short eerily...

Review: Gangnam Blues (South Korea, 2015)

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Korean drama heartthrob Lee Min-ho stars in Gangnam Blues, a gritty movie about how Seoul's Gangnam district was won in the 1970s.

Review: Chongqing Hot Pot (China, 2016)

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The central Chinese city of Chongqing is famous for hot pot, WWII bomb shelters, and gangsters. Chongqing Hot Pot combines all three into a screwball...

Review: “Medan vi Lever” Showcases Complex Identity Crises

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The struggle of finding your place in an increasingly globalized world is examined in this Gambian-Swedish dramedy.


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