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Review: “Weathering With You” Is a Giant Allegory for Climate Change


Makoto Shinkai delivers a touching love story with dire warnings for humanity's future.

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“Fresh Off the Boat”: Comedy With a Side of Free Napkins


To be entirely honest, I was very skeptical of Fresh Off the Boat (“FOB”) when I first heard about it — after all, how would the American Broadcasting Company (“ABC”)...

“One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes 2” Set for August 18 Release


This Chinese animated fantasy comedy is a sequel of 2014's "One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes", which was inspired by a popular webcomic.

Review: The Perfect Dictatorship (Mexico, 2014)


Now available to international audiences on Netflix, The Perfect Dictatorship is Mexican director Luis Estrada’s latest satire on his country’s politics. The film’s title comes...

Review: Beijing Meets Seattle (China, 2013)


Chinese people have always viewed New York as the ultimate symbol of Americanism–something evident in a wide range of Chinese tragi-romances and coming-of-age stories, including my...

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