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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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